Alder Glen Recreation Site

Nestucca River Recreation Area

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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 or pay when you arrive for non-reserved campsites using the 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. Alder Glen is the Bureau of Land Management’s eastern most campground in 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.

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.

Notifications and Alerts

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Natural Features

Nestucca Wild and Scenic River

Nearby Attractions

Nestucca River Back Country Byway

The Upper Nestucca OHV Area is located off the Nestucca Backcountry Byway, and includes Whipup Flat, Elk Flat, and Grassy Flat. Oregon ATV permits required


A small campground offering 11 campsites in the Oregon Coast Range.  

Changes & Cancellations

Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.

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Contact Information


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

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 503-375-5646

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Beaver, Oregon: Trip takes is about 17 miles from Beaver, Oregon. Head east on Blaine Rd. At Blaine, take a slight right to continue onto NF-85/Upper Nestucca Rd. The main road will switch from NF-85 and Upper Nestucca River Rd, which finally turns into Nestucca River Rd. Alder Glen Recreation Site will be on the right.

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