Elkhorn Creek Road (Forest Road 5100) will close temporarily on weekdays from August 3 through September 30 while road reconstruction work is completed. The road, located 3 miles east of Ona Beach, connects North Beaver Creek Road (Lincoln County 602) and Forest Road 5000 near Drift Creek Wilderness...read more
Annual permits for matsutake mushrooms go on sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (NRA) office, 855 Hwy. 101, in Reedsport. Anyone gathering matsutake mushrooms within the Siuslaw National Forest for the purpose of selling must carry a commercial-use permit while picking.
One hundred permits will be available for sale at $250 a permit. One permit per person. Permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis. To purchase a permit, the following information must be provided:
Valid identification card issued by a state or U.S. federal government
Vehicle make, model and license plate number
Permits can be purchased using cash, check or credit card.
Visitors to Horsfall Beach Campground and Day Use will see construction begining Monday, July 11, on the septic system and public restroom. Local contractors will be performing the work, which will take an estimated six weeks to complete. Recreation crews will be refurbishing the interior of the building. Portable toilets continue to be available at the site for public use during this time.
For more information, contact the Oregon Dunes NRA at 541-271-6000.
To protect the threatened Western Snowy Plover, we cooperate with Oregon State Parks in restricting access to beaches near plover nesting areas during their breeding season (March 15 - September 15). See all the areas with plover nesting area restrictions here. In these areas, dry sand beach is CLOSED to entry. Some dry sand areas are roped off to protect known sensitive nesting areas, but all dry sand areas are closed in the areas listed, so please walk along the wet sand close to the water’s edge.
Within most plover nesting areas, dogs (on and off leash), kites (including drones), motorized vehicles, non-motorized vehicles (including bicycles) are prohibited in both dry and wet sand beach. Click here to view the Oregon State Parks map of Dog Friendly Beaches for where to take your dog.