Current Conditions

Remember, conditions can change rapidly, especially in wilderness areas and any time in winter. Always check the tides when you are headed for the beach.

We update the conditions report weekly (approximately). If you don't see an update for a particular week, it probably means that conditions have not changed significantly. Conditions cited below are the last reported.

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We love to hear from you! If you want to report trail or campground conditions, or to let us know about your visit, please feel free to email, call or visit the station.

For more information call 541-750-7000 or email the front desk.


Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
Summer Hours (June through Labor Day): 7 days a week, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm. Closed on federal holidays.
Email: Oregon Dunes Visitor Center

Hebo Ranger District
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm. Closed on federal holidays.
Email: Hebo Ranger District

Central Coast Ranger District
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm. Closed on federal holidays.


Area weather reports: link to NOAA 
The Siuslaw National Forest spans a large area and with plenty of variation in weather. Look for the weather report closest to your planned activity. Here are the local weather reports you can access from the weather link above.

Additional coastal weather information  is available from the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR. This site has links to a variety of weather related information like sunrise-sunset tables, satellite images, buoy reports, and wave forecasts. The Hatfield Marine Science Center also offers detailed weather information for Newport, OR including area web cams.

Weather disclaimer
Weather presented through USDA Forest Service sites is public domain and derived from data from the National Weather Service. The USDA Forest Service is not responsible for the accuracy of this data.


Tide predictions provided from the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR. Be sure to check the tidal adjustments page to get a more accurate prediction for the stretch of coast you are visiting.

September 12, 2016

Road Conditions (Central Coast) from
Road Conditions (Hebo District and Surrounding) from


Forest Service Road 5500 at Cape Perpetua: CLOSED temporarily weekdays from August 21 through September 16 to keep drivers safe while logging operations are in progress. Details

Forest Service Road 30 Conners Camp and some of the surrounding area on Marys Peak: CLOSED Temporarily weekdays from August 22 through September 30 to protect the public during timber operations. The timber work is part of a forest restoration project designed to improve wildlife habitat. Details

Elkhorn Creek Road (Forest Road 5100): CLOSED temporarily on weekdays from August 3 through September 30 while road reconstruction work is completed. Details

Forest Road 3420 (Trenholm Saddle Road): CLOSED indefinitely due to a landslide in 2014. The road is closed just before milepost two through milepost four near the junction with Forest Road 3421. The Trenholm Saddle road is located about 25 miles east of Waldport on Highway 34. Details on slide, including photos. (Updated 3/8/16)


Trails are generally open year round unless there is a washout or fallen trees block the trail. These weekly (approximate) summaries list the last known conditions. Visit the hiking page on our recreation section for more details.   


The Siuslaw National Forest has close to 40 developed campgrounds. The Oregon Coast has a busy tourist season from May through October and campgrounds often fill quickly. Most campgrounds on the Forest can be reserved in advance through Initiate a reservation online at or call toll free 1-877-444-6777 (international 518-885-3639). Visit the Camping & Cabins page for more information on specific campgrounds.

Castle Rock and Rocky Bend Campgrounds: CLOSING for the season September 6, 2016 for assessment of future repairs.


Visit the OHV page for more information on OHV Camping, OHV Open Area Riding and OHV Trail Riding


Before you plan an activity on the Forest, please be sure to check whether you need a permit or pass. Information about Recreation Passes.


Fire Information