Nestucca River Recreation Area
Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.
In the interest of public safety, the Nestucca River Road is CLOSED temporarily between Fan Creek Road (near milepost 12) and Cedar Creek Road (near milepost 7), starting on June 2, 2021.
The closure, which will apply to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, will last until October 20. Alder Glen and Fan Creek are open through the weekend following second season rifle elk season in November. Dovre and Elk Bend are closed for the 2021 camping season.
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.
- Firewood collection is NOT allowed at the developed campgrounds.
- Trash: Pack-it in, pack-it out.
- Caution: Log trucks may be encountered throughout the year. The Byway is open year-round but may become hazardous due to snow and ice.
Point of Interest:
The Nestucca OHV Area is located in the Nestucca Backcountry Byway, and includes Whipup Flat, Elk Flat, and Grassy Flat. Oregon ATV permits required
- Day Use Area
- Wildlife Viewing
From Coastal Hwy 101 at Beaver, Oregon: Turn right onto Blaine Road. Drive 7 miles to reach the Nestucca Byway.
From Willamina, Oregon: 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, Oregon: Take Meadow Lake Road west 12 miles, continue onto the Nestucca Byway.