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Alsea Falls Oregon
The Town of Alsea
If well preserved historic back country is what you seek the town of Alsea is one of Oregons finest. With a population of under 200 this historic town has preserved the best of nature for generations.
The "Alseya Settlement" first appeared on a General land office survey map in the mid-1850s and was named for the first inhabitants who took up land claims in the area.
In addition to its vast hiking trails and pristine river overflowing with stealhead and brook trout, the town of Alsea is also home the historic covered bridge built in 1918. Spanning 91 feet, it is one of the last remaining covered bridges in the state.
Although the town did experience an economic boom with logging throughout the late 1970s it has since reverted to its back country, peaceful history.
The picnic area is open May 3 through October 31, and the campground is open May 10 through September 29. First come first serve, no reservations needed.
Alsea Falls has 16 campsites, 22 day-use sites, a camp host, water, restrooms, trails, and is only about 45 minutes from Corvallis.
For more site information, contact the Marys Peak Recreation Office at 541-265-8338.
North Umpqua River
North Umpqua Oregon
The North Umpqua River offers something for everyone in the group. Surrounded by lush trees and forrest you will find the best fishing, camping , watchable wild life, boating, hiking , pristine water falls, horse back riding, and more! All located just below the rugged volcanic formations.
The North Umpqua River offers nine campgrounds but you are not limited to only their use. For the adventurer who chooses to abandon the RV off site and wilderness camping is also available.
Detailed information on both camping and trails, along with seasonal fire restriction information, is available at the Roseburg District BLM or North Umpqua Ranger Station.
Trail of Ten Waterfalls
Spanning over 9,000 acers Silver Springs is home to ten spectacular waterfalls.
The park offers camping, fishing, hiking ,horsback riding , vast wilderness exploration, and a whole lot of relaxation.
The park hosts 52 electrical (maximum site 60 feet,) sites, 45 tent sites, 3 group tent sites, 2 group RV sites, as well as horse camp sites (5 regular with corrals and 1 group site with corrals,
Reservations must be made 2 Days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month in advance
for more information call (503)873-8681
Planning your Trip
However you decide to explore Oregon, tent camping or RV living, planning your trip should be the first step.
Some parks are on a first come first serve basis and others are by reservation only.
Calling ahead, ordering brochures, making reservations, and mapping out your trip will assure you
have a successful exploration of the vast beauty Oregon holds for you to encounter.
Consider the weather and bring along both blankets as well as shorts. Be ready for a weather change.
You can explore all of Oregon's State parks and order information here.
And as always, Oregon is a state that appreciates and preserves its nature and natural resources. When traveling please use proper trash recepticals and safe campfire practices.
Help keep Oregon green and clean for all the generations to come.
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