Elk Bend Recreation Site

The Elk Bend Recreation Site location is in Salem, Oregon
97306. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Elk Bend Recreation Site facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Bureau Of Land Management
Northwest Oregon District-Attn: Recreation Operations

Phone number


Campground information Salem, Oregon


Bible Creek Access Road Closed

In the interest of public safety, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will temporarily close a section of Bible Creek Access Road starting May 31. Bible Creek Access Road will be closed between Nestucca River Access Road and the Forest Service 1400 Road.   

Camping is OPEN!

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bureau Of Land Management Salem, OR

How do I make a reservation with Elk Bend Recreation Site?

To make reservations at Elk Bend Recreation Site, you can call the office at 503-375-5646.

Campground fee of $75 per night up to 25 people. Each additional person is $2.50 per night. Additional service fees apply and are non-refundable.

Where is Elk Bend Recreation Site located?

The Elk Bend Recreation Site is located at Bureau Of Land Management Northwest Oregon District-Attn: Recreation Operations in Salem,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Elk Bend Recreation Site have tent or RV camping?

Elk Bend Recreation Site offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 503-375-5646 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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