The south fork of the Alsea River
on the Alsea Backcountry Byway

Sightseeing on the oregon coast, traveling along oregon hwy 101, the pacific coast scenic byway and see the mouth of the rogue river at gold beach, cape arago, cape sebastian, thomas creek bridge, brookings, reedsport, gold beach, sunset bay, natural bridge, bandon, samuel j boardman state park, hiking trails, siltcoos lake and more.

Missouri Bend Wayside
on the south fork of the Alsea River

Alsea waterfalls are quite likely the main attraction on the back country byway. At the same time, the area at the waterfalls offers a campground of 16 sites, a hiking trail down to the waterfalls and along the river for a short distance, as well as picnic tables and rings at each campsite. Running water and restrooms are also available.

People play in the water at the base of the waterfalls during the warmer months. Fishing for coho salmon, Chinook salmon, cutthroat trout and steelhead is a possibility. Wildlife viewing of deer and elk as well, and black bears and bobcats are sometimes seen too.

Find the Alsea Back Country Byway: Directions.

Forward ~ Water spun lace - Kentucky Waterfalls on the Smith River in Oregon.

Back ~ Alsea Waterfalls on the south fork of the Alsea River on the Alsea Back Country Byway.

Scenery en route to and on the Oregon Coast. Directions when traveling south from Waldport, Oregon; when traveling north from Waldport.

Want to hike? Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Equestrian Trails on the Oregon Coast.

Explore the road less traveled: Leisurely routes to the Oregon coast meandering along streambeds and river canyons.

Salmonberry Wayside (pictured to the right) on the south fork of the Alsea River, found on the way to the Oregon Coast.

traveling south on the oregon coast to jedediah smith redwoods state park and the simpson-reed discovery trail in the california redwoods.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

cabins and tree houses in the forest on the river at gathering light ... a retreat in southern oregon near crater lake national park.

Travel on the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway to Gathering Light ... a retreat from the Oregon Coast: Follow the Umpqua River on Oregon Hwy 38 from Reedsport, to Sutherlin & from there head south on I - 5 10 miles to Roseburg, Oregon & find the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway: Directions, Map & Scenery.

Travel Directions to & Day Trips in either Oregon or California of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places near Crater Lake National Park & the retreat: Directions, Map & Scenery.

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Mallards in flight at Wood River Wetlands (pictured above), one of the many birding trails in Klamath Basin, a mere 10 miles from Gathering Light ... a retreat, rustic simplicity, a place to "Just Be", surrounded by the Fremont Winema National Forest of southern Oregon, not far from Crater Lake National Park.