The South Fork Alsea River
National Back Country Byway crosses the Oregon Coast Range along one of Oregon's most scenic rivrs. It offers the travelers a leisurely route through typical coastal forest showing multiple uses: timber, fishing, and wildlife management.
Vegetation is dominated by Douglas fir, ranging from recently planted areas to old growth stands, with some trees reaching 400 years and 200 feet in height. Red vine maples highlight the landscape from mid-summer through autumn, and wildflowers border the road.
The Alsea River Recreation Area and campground are adjacent to the river. There is drinking water as well as picnic facilities, hiking trails, and a view of Alsea Falls.