ALDERWOOD STATE WAYSIDE
A forested tract along Hwy 36 west of Junction City. There's a picnic area and short trail along the Long Tom River. Bring a lunch and relax!
The wayside was established in 1939 as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program during the Great Depression era. The CCC was a public work relief program that provided employment to young men while also conserving natural resources across the country.
During this time, workers from CCC Camp No. F-56 were stationed at Alderwood to develop recreational facilities for visitors along Highway 99W near Eugene-Springfield area. They built picnic areas with tables and fireplaces using local materials such as timber logs found nearby.
Alderwood State Wayside is located near Eugene, Junction City and Eugene
Alderwood State Wayside offers scenic picnic areas with tables, perfect for family outings. No grills or fire pits are available.
1. Start by heading onto US:101 N from your current location.
2. Continue on US:101 N for approximately 20 miles until you reach Tillamook.
3. In Tillamook, take a slight right onto OR:6 E/Wilson River Highway and continue to follow it for about 15 miles.
4. Next, turn left onto Miami Foley Road/Old Wilson River Road (signs will indicate "Alderbrook Park" as well).
5. Follow this road for around 7 miles until you see signs directing you to the Alderwood State Wayside parking area.