Nestucca River Back Country Byway

Department of Transportation.

Follow the Nestucca River through a wooded canyon. The river has been designated an Oregon State Scenic Waterway. The canyon is lined with weathered cliffs made of seafloor sandstones and basalts. The walls are covered by lichens, worts, and mosses. The woods lining the canyon is a temperate rain forest because it rains 120 inches annually. The area is considered one of the richest biomasses in the world.

Places to picnic and camp are currently available. More recreational facilities are planned to follow.


Getting to the Byway:

From Beaver:

From Carlton:

Navigating the Byway:

The byway runs between Beaver and Carlton, alongside the Nestucca River.

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