Fan Creek Recreation Site

Overview

Want to camp?

Camping season is generally May-September, with Alder Glen and Elk Bend remaining open through the weekend following General Western Oregon Coast 2nd Season for elk. During months with reduced sunlight, potable water may be turned off. Be prepared to bring your own wash and drinking water. Reserve a site at one of our four campgrounds 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.   

A place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the electronic age. Fan Creek is one of the Bureau of Land Management’s middle campgrounds 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. 

Recreation

A small campground offering 11 campsites and a group shelter in the Oregon Coast Range.  

Facilities

Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring, and paved parking area. Within the campground are two vault toilets and a centralized well providing potable drinking water. The campground also has an accessible trail to access a fishing/viewing platform.

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.

Photos

Fan Creek campground portal sign
Fan Creek campground portal sign
Marcella Lang - BLM
portal sign for Fan Creek Campground
portal sign for Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
fee station in Fan Creek Campground
fee station in Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
view of river at campsite 2 in Fan Creek Campground
view of river at campsite 2 in Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
two vault toilets in Fan Creek Campground
two vault toilets in Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
Fan Creek campground portal sign
Fan Creek campground portal sign
Marcella Lang - BLM
portal sign for Fan Creek Campground
portal sign for Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
fee station in Fan Creek Campground
fee station in Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
view of river at campsite 2 in Fan Creek Campground
view of river at campsite 2 in Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
two vault toilets in Fan Creek Campground
two vault toilets in Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
Fan Creek campground portal sign
Fan Creek campground portal sign
Marcella Lang - BLM
portal sign for Fan Creek Campground
portal sign for Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
fee station in Fan Creek Campground
fee station in Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
view of river at campsite 2 in Fan Creek Campground
view of river at campsite 2 in Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM
two vault toilets in Fan Creek Campground
two vault toilets in Fan Creek Campground
Marcella Lang - BLM

Adventure is at Your Fingertips

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Activities

Iconograph of a tent
CAMPING
Iconograph of a fish head and a fishing hook on a line
FISHING
Iconograph of a camera
PHOTOGRAPHY
Iconograph of binoculars
WILDLIFE VIEWING

Addresses

Bureau of Land Management
Northwest Oregon District-Attn: Recreation Operations
1717 Fabry Rd SE
Salem
Oregon
97306

Geographic Coordinates

45.29121, -123.49398

Directions

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.

Fees

Campsite fee of $15 per night 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.