Alder Glen Recreation Site


Northwest Oregon District Office 1717 Fabry Road SE Salem, OR 97306

45.26652, -123.58158

From Coastal Hwy 101 at Beaver: Turn right onto Blaine Road. Drive 7 miles to reach the Nestucca Byway. <br><br>
From Willamina: Take Willamina Creek Road, to Coast Creek Road, to Gilbert Creek Road, to Bald Mountain Access Road , to Bible Creek Road to the Nestucca Byway.<br><br>
From Carlton: Take Meadow Lake Road west 12 miles, continue onto the Nestucca Byway. <br><br>

External Map:

Alder Glen Recreation Site

The Nestucca Access Road is OPEN all the way through!

Alder Geln and Fan Creek are open through the weekend following second season rifle elk season in November. Dovre is closed for the 2020 camping season, but will reopen next spring. Elk Bend remains closed for repairs and redesign.


The Nestucca River Recreation Area takes travelers along a slow, leisurely route that winds through Oregon's Coast Range on the Nestucca River National Back Country Byway. The Byway runs adjacent to the Nestucca River. Whether you are exploring by car, motorcycle or bicycle, you'll find a riverside picnic table or camping spot at any of four BLM campgrounds located along the route. There are 37 campsites in the Alder Glen, Dovre, Fan Creek and Elk Bend Recreation Sites that offer steel fire rings, picnic tables, potable water and restrooms.

Know Before You Go:

  • Camping is limited to Alder Glen, Dovre, Fan Creek, and Elk Bend Campgrounds. Campsites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Fires are limited to the steel fire rings or BBQ grills provided.
  • Firewood collection is NOT allowed at the developed campgrounds.
  • Trash: Pack-it in, pack-it out.
  • Caution: Log trucks may be encountered throughout the year. The Byway is open year-round but may become hazardous due to snow and ice.

Point of Interest:

The Nestucca OHV Area is located in the Nestucca Backcountry Byway, and includes Whipup Flat, Elk Flat, and Grassy Flat. Oregon ATV permits required .