Tucked off a backcountry byway in the Coast Range’s foothills, misty Alsea Falls cascades into a shady swimming hole, creating a lush backdrop for envy-inducing summer selfies mere steps from the parking lot. A more private pool awaits a mile upstream, where the lesser-known Green Peak Falls greets grateful hikers. Across the river, madcap mountain bikers gleefully weave through western red cedars on 12 steep miles of repurposed logging roads.
Alsea Falls Recreation Area is nestled along the South Fork Alsea River National Back Country Byway, between the small communities of Alsea and Alpine. The Alsea Falls Recreation Area offers 16 overnight camp sites and 22 day use sites along the pristine South Fork Alsea River that is located in a lush coastal forest. The campground offers potable water, tent pads, fire rings, picnic tables, and vault toilets. The day use area offers potable water, BBQ grills, picnic tables, and vault toilets. The Alsea Falls Recreation Area also offers hiking trails that will provide you with a scenic hike through the forest and several waterfalls.