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The Alsea Falls Campground is representative of Coast Range forest ecology, with old growth Douglas-fir and also unusual plants such as fairyslipper, fawn lily and trillium. Several trails leave from both sides of the South Fork Alsea River. This site is very reliable for American Dipper, which nest near the waterfalls. Also watch and listen for Winter Wren and Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Use caution when hopping rocks below the falls and be aware that cougars or black bears could be encountered. The park gate and restrooms are locked from mid-Dec to mid-May. Occasional road closures may occur in winter due to snow and slides.
From Corvallis, take Hwy 99 S for 15 mi. Turn R (W) on County Rd #45120 and drive 5 mi to Alpine Junction. Continue along South Fork Alsea Access Rd (Back Country Byway) 9 mi to Alsea Falls Campground. From Alsea, go S on Alsea-Deadwood Hwy 0.9 mi. Turn L (E) on S. Fork Rd. and go 9.3 mi to Alsea Falls Campground. (GPS 44 19.544 N, 123 29.264 W)