Alsea Falls Recreation Site (Campground)

Overview

Reserve a site at Alsea Falls on recreation.gov or pay when you arrive for non-reserved campsites using the Recreation.gov Mobile App. You must download before you reach the site since there is no cell reception in the drainage. 

Alsea Falls Recreation Site is located along a Bureau of Land Management National Back Country Byway, located in the Oregon Coast Range, 13 miles west of Monroe, Oregon, in Benton County. Alsea Falls is open for camping the first weekend in May through the end of September of each year. Day use is open year round. The South Fork of the Alsea River flows through the Alsea Falls Recreation Site, cascading down 30 feet to form Alsea Falls in the day use area.

Recreation

  • The beautiful surroundings of Alsea Falls can be enjoyed by exploring the trails that wander through the area and lead to the picnic grounds and beyond. On a warm day, Alsea Falls Recreation Site offers cool relief along the river.
  • During the winter months, the South Fork of the Alsea River provides excellent salmon and steelhead fishing. Be sure to check with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for current fishing regulations.

Facilities

This recreation area has 16 individual campsites; all are reservable. No first come-first served availability, however, you can come by on a nightly basis to camp if the site is not reserved until the reservation holder arrives. Amenities within the campground include drinking water and vault toilets. Several campsites can accommodate large RVs or trailers: up to 32 feet long. A site map is available here. 

Natural Features

Forests in all stages of growth line South Fork Alsea National Back Country Byway. The nearby South Fork Alsea River offers painters and photographers endless opportunities to capture the natural beauty of Alsea Falls and the surrounding area. Old growth Douglas fir and western red cedar forests can be seen on the nearby ridges, while younger Douglas fir and vine maples provide a pleasant atmosphere at the Alsea Falls Recreation Site.

Nearby Attractions

  • The Fall Creek Day-Use Trailhead offers over 12 miles of mountain bike specific trails. Hikers can use these trails as well.
  • Green Peak Falls with a drop of 45 feet is accessed by road or trail through the private campground of McBee Park. Follow the markers along the trail and road.
  • Alsea Trout Hatchery is north of the town of Alsea.

contact_info

This location has limited staffing. Please call (503) 375-5646 for general information.

Charges & Cancellations

Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.

Visit https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies for more information.

Photos

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Alsea Falls Picnic Area Bridge
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Alsea Falls Bridge
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Banana Slug
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beautiful Calypso orchid
beautiful Calypso orchid
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Alsea Falls
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Alsea Falls Recreation Site-Alsea Falls
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Alsea Falls Picnic Area Bridge
Alsea Falls Picnic Area Bridge
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Alsea Falls Bridge
Alsea Falls Bridge
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Banana Slug
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beautiful Calypso orchid
beautiful Calypso orchid
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Alsea Falls
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Alsea Falls Recreation Site-Alsea Falls
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Alsea Falls Picnic Area Bridge
Alsea Falls Picnic Area Bridge
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Alsea Falls Bridge
Alsea Falls Bridge
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Banana Slug
Banana Slug
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beautiful Calypso orchid
beautiful Calypso orchid
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Alsea Falls
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Alsea Falls Recreation Site-Alsea Falls
Alsea Falls Recreation Site-Alsea Falls
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Alsea Falls Picnic Area Bridge
Alsea Falls Picnic Area Bridge
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Alsea Falls Bridge
Alsea Falls Bridge
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Banana Slug
Banana Slug
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beautiful Calypso orchid
beautiful Calypso orchid
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Alsea Falls
Alsea Falls
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Activities

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HUNTING
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HIKING
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FISHING
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CAMPING
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BIKING
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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MOUNTAIN BIKING
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DAY USE AREA

Addresses

Northwest Oregon District
Attn: Recreation Operations
1717 Fabry Rd SE
Salem
Oregon
97306
No physical address
S Fork Rd
Alsea
Oregon
97324

Geographic Coordinates

44.3205611, -123.4878222

Directions

From Corvallis: Take Hwy 99W south about 15 miles. Turn right on Alpine Road, follow for approximately 9 miles. Alpine Road turns into South Fork Road. Follow about 4 miles to the Alsea Falls Campground on the right.


From Alsea: Travel south from the town Alsea on Alsea-Deadwood Hwy for about 1 mile. Turn left on the South Fork Road and follow for approximately 8.5 miles (stay on main paved road). Pass the Alsea Falls Day-Use about 0.5 miles and turn left into the Alsea Falls Campground Entrance.

Fees

Northwest Oregon District Recreation Site Business Plan 

The $15, $20, and $40 campsite fee includes one vehicle per site. Extra camping vehicle fee of $5 each is collected at the site. Additional service fees apply and are non-refundable. 

Cash or check made out to Bureau of Land Management is accepted. Fee envelope receipt stub must be displayed on the dash.