Elk Bend Recreation Site

Elk Bend accessible path

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

45.28287, -123.54032

From Coastal Hwy 101 at Beaver: Turn right onto Blaine Road. Drive 7 miles to reach the Nestucca Byway. 

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.

From Carlton: Take Meadow Lake Road west 12 miles, continue onto the Nestucca Byway. 

Fee Description:

Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.


Elk Bend Recreation Site


Camping opens May 13, 2022, make your reservations now!

A place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the electronic age. Elk Bend is the Bureau of Land Management’s group campground within the Nestucca River Recreation Area. The campground sits along the Nestucca River National Back Country Byway and newly designated Nestucca Wild and Scenic River. The Byway takes travelers on a slow, leisurely route that winds through Oregon's Coast Range. The Nestucca River is renowned for fishing opportunities and beauty. 


A small group campground offering 5 individual campsites in the Oregon Coast Range.  


Each campsite contains a picnic table and fire ring. A centralized paved parking area is centralized up on the Nestucca Back Country Byway. There is one vault toilet and seasonal potable drinking water.

Natural Features

Nestucca Wild and Scenic River

Nearby Attractions

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

Charges & Cancellations

Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.

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

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