Alsea Falls Recreational Area

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From Corvallis, take Hwy 99 S for 15 mi. Turn R (W) on County Rd #45120 and drive 5 mi to Alpine Junction. Continue along South Fork Alsea Access Rd (Back Country Byway) 9 mi to Alsea Falls Recreational Area. From Alsea, go S on Alsea-Deadwood Hwy 0.9 mi. Turn left (E) on S Fork Rd and go 9.3 mi to Alsea Falls Campground. The park gate and restrooms are locked from mid-Dec to mid-May. Occasional road closures may occur in winter due to snow and slides.


Habitat and Birds

The Alsea Falls Campground is representative of Coast Range forest ecology, with old growth Douglas Fir and also unusual plants such as fairyslipper, fawn lily and trillium. Several trails leave from both sides of the South Fork Alsea River. This site is very reliable for American Dipper, which nest near the waterfalls. Also watch and listen for Pacific Wren and Chestnut-backed Chickadee. More than 75 species have been recorded here.