Large trees characterize this forested park along Hwy 36 between Junction City and Triangle Lake. There's a picnic area, restroom, and short trail along the Long Tom River. Bring a lunch and relax!
Yes, there is a vault restroom (no water) that is open year round.
Alderwood is known for its many old, large Douglas fir trees. In the forest below these giants, lives pacific dogwood, big leaf maple, alder, chinqapin, pacific yew and vine maple. In the spring, wildflowers carpet the forest floor. Birds that live in the forest or along streams abound here, including kingfisher. In the Long Tom River, cutthoart trout can be seen lurking in the shadows beneath fallen logs.
No, Alderwood is a day use only park.
Purchased from Lane County in 1931. Day-use picnic facilities were originally developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps around 1935. According to local lore, during the prohibition era (1920s), liquor was distilled clandestinely at a nearby location called Burp Holler. In 1961, the name was briefly considered for application to the wayside but the proposal was unsuccessful.