Recreation/Outdoors

 

Fishing for Local Steelhead

Fishing for Local Steelhead


 

NATURAL BEAUTY / RECREATION

The Alsea area is renowned for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. The town itself is located on the Alsea River, nestled in the Coast Range among forested hills laced with fish-bearing streams and rivers. Most people live outside of town on properties tucked into small valleys. The area is lush with vegetation and wildlife. Residents of Alsea have rich opportunities for any outdoor activity, i.e. fishing, hunting, gardening, bicycling, hiking, swimming, camping, and just exploring.

Herd of Local Elk

Herd of Local Elk


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sign That Leads to Fun

All Signs Lead to Fun


 
 
 
 
Many additional outdoor pursuits are within a reasonable drive from Alsea. Three of our favorite places are listed below:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Oregon Coastline

The Oregon Coastline

The Oregon Coast

By road, the coast is 40 miles away. Scenic Highway 34 follows the Alsea River, which flows into an estuary at Waldport. Yachats and Cape Perpetua (with whale watching sites) are 10 miles south of Waldport. Newport is 15 miles north of Waldport. It is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, the Hatfield Marine Science Research Center, the Yaquina Lighthouse, and an active fishing fleet and bayfront. The Central Coast has a great mix of sandy beaches and rocky outcroppings with tide pools.
 
 
 
 

Mary's Peak

Mary’s Peak


 
 

Marys Peak

Developed and maintained by the US Forest Service, Marys Peak is the highest mountain in the Coast Range. It features campsites and an extensive trail system that winds through forests and meadows. On a clear day at the top, visitors can see the Willamette Valley, the high Cascades, mountains and ridges of the Coast Range, and the coast. Because Marys Peak gets significant snow in the winter, many people go there to sled, snowshoe, and cross-country ski.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alsea Falls

Alsea Falls


 

Alsea Falls

Alsea Falls is a recreation area about 10 miles south of Alsea developed by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM maintains a day use area, a campground, and a system of hiking trails. Green Peak Falls is nearby, accessible by one of the trails.