Alderwood State Wayside

Near Eugene, Oregon, United States

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!

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Questions

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Are there restrooms at the park?

Yes, there is a vault restroom (no water) that is open year round.

What kind of trees and wildlife are in the park?

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.

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Is there camping at this park?

No, Alderwood is a day use only park.

For more questions, review our statewide FAQ

History

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.

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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.