Alder Springs Campground


Located on historic McKenzie Pass Highway, surrounded by towering Douglas fir trees, this is a perfect spot to be on a warm day.

This is a small, rustic site, right next to the highway. 

Access to Linton Lake Trailhead in the Three Sisters Wilderness is immediately across the highway from the campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: June - September depending on snow levels. The campground is open with no service in off season
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees None
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
  • 14 Day Stay Limit
  • Tent Camping Only
Water: No Potable Water
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Alder Springs Campground is close to:

Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 for 3 miles to Highway 242.

Follow Highway 242 east for 9 miles to Alder Springs Campground.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

It is recommended that campers bring their own firewood.

General Info:


From McKenzie Bridge, travel east on Hwy 126 for 3 miles to Hwy 242. Follow Hwy 242 for 9 miles to Alder Springs Campground.


The maximum trailer length is 20 feet.

Seasonal Information

This campground is open from June thru September depending on snow levels.  It is open in the off season, but there are no services.

Reservation InfoNo reservations.  Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Fire InformationEach site has a fire ring.  No firewood available onsite. 
No. of Sites6 tent-only sites
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Status: Open
Status description: Open in off season with no service


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Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Picnic tables
Tent camping 6 Sites