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Elk Bend Recreation Site

Nestucca River Recreation Area



Elk Bend is a small group campground located in the Nestucca River Recreation Area along the Nestucca Wild and Scenic River. It offers 5 individual campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and a centralized paved parking area. Amenities include a vault toilet and seasonal potable drinking water. Nearby attractions include the Nestucca Off-Highway Vehicle Area, with Oregon ATV permits required. Fees apply.


Bible Creek Access Road Open

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has re-opened Bible Creek Access Road earlier than planned. The contractor will have flaggers during continued cleanup efforts, but traffic delays should be minimal.

Want to camp?

Camping season is generally May-September, with Alder Glen and Elk Bend remaining open through the weekend following General Western Oregon Coast 2nd Season for elk. During months with reduced sunlight, potable water may be turned off. Be prepared to bring your own wash and drinking water.

Reserve a site at one of our four campgrounds on recreation.gov or pay when you arrive for non-reserved campsites using the Recreation.gov Mobile App. You must download before you reach the site since there is no cell reception in the drainage. 

A place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the electronic age. Elk Bend is the Bureau of Land Management’s group campground within the Nestucca River Recreation Area. The campground sits along the Nestucca River National Back Country Byway and newly designated Nestucca Wild and Scenic River. The Byway takes travelers on a slow, leisurely route that winds through Oregon's Coast Range. The Nestucca River is renowned for fishing opportunities and beauty. 


A small group campground offering 5 individual campsites in the Oregon Coast Range.  


Each campsite contains a picnic table and fire ring. A centralized paved parking area is centralized up on the Nestucca Back Country Byway. There is one vault toilet and seasonal potable drinking water.

Natural Features

Nestucca Wild and Scenic River

Nearby Attractions

The Nestucca Off-Highway Vehicle Area is located in the Nestucca Backcountry Byway, and includes Whipup Flat, Elk Flat, and Grassy Flat. Oregon ATV permits required

Charges & Cancellations

Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.

Visit https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies for more information.

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Campground Matrix

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