About the town of Alsea

Alsea is an unincorporated community located about 24 miles southwest of Corvallis on Highway 34. It is at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Alsea River. It has a small grocery store (John Boy's Mercantile) and a restaurant (Deb's Cafe). There are no gas stations. Parking is available along Main Street. Here is a bit of history about the town.


xAlsea Backcountry Byway

19 miles; +1150'; 100% paved

South Mountain Road

19 miles; +1650'; 29% unpaved

xAlsea to Salmonberry Park

17 miles; +1300'; 69% unpaved

Restaurant and store

Deb's Cafe: (541) 487-4424; Facebook page

John Boy's Mercantile: (541) 487-4462; Facebook page

Nearby attractions

Alsea Falls Recreation Area

  • This recreation site features dramatic waterfalls, hiking trails, a campground, and some of the best mountain biking in our area. Several MVBB routes begin here.

Alsea Falls Mountain Biking Area

  • Perhaps the best mountain biking area in the region.

Alsea Fish Hatchery

  • Operated by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. About 4 miles north of Alsea off Hwy 34. Best time to visit: December – March for adult winter steelhead. November – March for spawning activity. Adult white sturgeon and rainbow trout are present for viewing all year. Visiting hours: dawn to dusk; 7 days a week.

Campbell County Park

  • About 5 miles west of Alsea on Hwy 34. Campbell Boat Landing is owned by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department, and is managed by Benton County.

Clemens Park

  • A Benton County park along the North Fork of the Alsea River with a nice short hiking trail along the river.

Green Peak Falls

  • A 60' tall waterfall located at the end of a mile long trail beginning at privately-owned Hubert McBee Memorial Park.

  • The Right Trail - Green Peak Falls Trail

Hayden Covered Bridge

Hubert McBee Park

Mill Creek Park

Salmonberry Park and Campground

  • Location: 7 miles west of the town of Alsea on Hwy 34 (location map). Camping is available from 5/1 to 10/31. Sites are reservable. 14 Tent Sites. 13 RV Sites with electrical hook-ups 20/30/50 amp. One yurt and one cabin with electricity and heat but no running water. Water, clean restrooms with flush toilets, coin operated showers. Operated by Benton County.