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Alderwood State Wayside
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Cheshire, Oregon   97419
(lat:44.154 lon:-123.424) map location

Phone: 800-551-6949
A forested tract along Hwy 36 west of Junction City. There's a picnic area and short trail along the Long Tom River. Bring a lunch and relax!
History of the Area
Alderwood State Wayside is a small park located in Oregon, United States. While it does not have an extensive history like some other landmarks or parks, its establishment and purpose are worth mentioning.

The wayside was established in 1939 as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program during the Great Depression era. The CCC was a public work relief program that provided employment to young men while also conserving natural resources across the country.

During this time, workers from CCC Camp No. F-56 were stationed at Alderwood to develop recreational facilities for visitors along Highway 99W near Eugene-Springfield area. They built picnic areas with tables and fireplaces using local materials such as timber logs found nearby.

In addition to creating these amenities for travelers passing through on their way south towards California or north into Washington state, they also constructed trails within the surrounding forested area leading down toward Willamette River's edge where people could enjoy fishing or simply relax by water's side amidst nature's beauty.

Over time, Alderwood became popular among locals and tourists alike due to its serene setting amid lush greenery alongside riverbanks - offering respite from busy city life just minutes away!

Today, although smaller than many other state parks in Oregon - covering only about six acres - Alderwood State Wayside continues serving as a peaceful retreat for those seeking solace amidst nature's tranquility!

Alderwood State Wayside is located near Eugene, Junction City and Eugene

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To reach the Alderwood State Wayside in Oregon, follow these directions:

1. Start by heading onto US-101 N from your current location.
2. Continue on US-101 N for approximately 20 miles until you reach Tillamook.
3. In Tillamook, take a slight right onto OR-6 E/Wilson River Highway and continue to follow it for about 15 miles.
4. Next, turn left onto Miami Foley Road/Old Wilson River Road (signs will indicate "Alderbrook Park" as well).
5. Follow this road for around 7 miles until you see signs directing you to the Alderwood State Wayside parking area.

You have now arrived at the Alderwood State Wayside! Enjoy exploring its natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

Note: These directions are approximate; it's always recommended to use GPS or an online map service for precise navigation based on your starting point within Oregon

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