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Oregon Tourism- Exploring Rivers and Waterfalls

Updated on March 17, 2016

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.

Alsea Falls

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North Umpqua River

For the Rv'r who enjoys the roads less traveled
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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.

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North Umpqua River, Umpqua National Forest, Oregon, USA
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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

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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.

Happy Exploring!

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      starme77 3 years ago

      Thanks Brett and Meisjunk! I live not far from Alsea and I really love going up there for the weekends, I put it first cause its my favorite :)

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      Jennifer Kessner 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This is so gorgeous. I hope I get to visit it one day!

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      Brett Caulton 3 years ago from Thailand

      Looks like a beautiful area! Good tip about the weather, so many forget to do this.

      Shared with my followers. Sure few have been that way too ...