Blackberry Campground is the perfect spot to set up for year round steelhead and salmon runs on the Alsea River. The
boat launch provides access to drift fishing or simply fish off the bank. Crayfish\crawdads are easy to catch and are a
delicious treat when boiled over an open fire.
Campsites are nestled among tall fir, spruce and maple trees along this
beautiful stretch of the Alsea River. Some riverfront sites are available. Cool,
green grass provides a soft bed for tenters and the paved campsites make for
easy RV leveling.
Along with 33 developed campsites, the campground provides piped drinking
water and flush toilets. Campsites range from mostly sunny to mostly shaded
and each have a picnic table and fire ring. Picnic tables and parking are
provided in the Day Use area and trailer parking is available near the boat
launch. Fishermen enjoy the year round manager who keeps an eye on your rig
and gear while fishing on the river.
Campfires are allowed in the fire rings and firewood is available for
purchase from the manager. Several boat ramps, both up and
downstream, provide the drift fisherman with a variety of options from fall
to spring. Hunters also appreciate this central location for setting up
camp during the deer and elk seasons.
This part of the Alsea River is too low for boating during the
summer months. During the summer and early fall, wild
blackberries are plentiful in the campground and along the
roads. Some campsites are reservable, during the summer
months, through www.recreation.gov.
Plug this into your GPS: 17686 E Alsea Hwy, Tidewater, OR
Workamping at Blackberry Campground:
In addition to campsites, Blackberry has a boat ramp, Day Use area and 4 vault toilets. It is a nice size for one couple
to care for. Hosts are provided a riding lawn mower, a fax machine and land line for receiving reservations and giving
customer service. The campground is fairly busy in the summer but is also open during the winter months. The winter
host position is mostly a caretaker position due to low usage; which is mostly boat launching. Contact: American Land
& Leisure for more info on workamping in this and other USDA Forest Service campgrounds in Oregon.