Denny B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2021

Great place for actually being in nature

This was the first time for me at this campground, and I will definitely be back. The sites don't have hookups, which is fine with me because I tent camp anyway. Most of the sites have some privacy, which is nice, and they seem to have ample room for a large tent if you have one. During my stay, there was a mix of tents and RVs.

The sites on the north side of the campground (on you left as you drive in) back up to the south fork of the Alsea River. The opposite side backs up to a BLM road, but it's not busy at all.

The drive coming in from east to west is a bit stressful. The BLM road is narrow, and if it's sunny, the sunlight coming in and out of the trees very rapidly makes it hard to see the road. I drove on a weekday around 2:00 (check-in time) so I was able to slow it down a bit without any angry drivers behind me.

The campground is one of the trailheads for the Alsea falls and Green Peak falls trail. The trailhead most commonly mentioned is about half a mile up the trail at the day use area, though, so keep that in mind if you go. I would definitely recommend hiking it. Two gorgeous waterfalls on one hike, but it can be close to 6 miles round trip from the campground, so hike prepared and bring your trekking poles for the 2nd waterfall. There are also a couple of other trails that are less frequented, and for me that means more attractive, so I'll be back. Just check the reviews on AllTrails before you go because some of the trails cater to mountain bikes and some are geared toward hikers.

  • The hike to Green Peak falls
  • The hike to Alsea falls
  • Green Peak falls
  • Hike to Alsea falls
  • The south fork of the Alsea river, which runs along the north edge of the campground
  • Site 001

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