Nestucca River Recreation Area

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.


Nestucca Byway is closed east of Elk Bend campground due to a landslide. Please see the Nestucca River Recreation Area Current Access Options Map for more information.

Whipup Staging Area and Nathan's Trail will be closed 12/4/23 to 11/1/24 due to active forest management operations in and near the area. For more information, call Tillamook Field Office (503) 815-1100.

Want to go camping?

Camping season is generally May-October. 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.

Bible Creek Access Road Open

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has re-opened Bible Creek Access Road earlier than planned. The contractor will have flaggers during continued clean up efforts, but traffic delays should be minimal.


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:

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 .

Camping and Day Use

Nearby Activities


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.

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