Welcome to Nestucca River Recreation Area!
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. No firewood collection
is allowed at the developed campgrounds.
camping fees are $10 per night per campsite and $5 for each additional vehicle;
trash is pack-it in, pack-it out.
caution : Log trucks may be encountered throughout the year. And the
Byway is open year-round but may become hazardous due to snow and ice.
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
point of interest
1717 Fabry Rd SE
Salem, OR 97306
The Nestucca Off-Highway Vehicle Area is
located in the Nestucca Backcountry Byway,
and includes Whipup Flat, Elk Flat, and Grassy
Flat. Oregon ATV permit required.