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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For more information call 541-750-7000 or email the front desk.
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 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.
Road Conditions (Central Coast) from Tripcheck.com
Road Conditions (Hebo District and Surrounding) from Tripcheck.com
ROAD CLOSURES AND DELAYS
Forest Road 3420 (Trenholm Saddle Road): Closed indefinitely due to a landslide in 2014. The road is closed just before mile post two through mile post 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 the trail is blocked by fallen trees. These weekly (approximate) summaries list the last known conditions. Visit the hiking page on our recreation section for more details.
CAMPGROUNDS AND DAY USE SITES
The Siuslaw National Forest has close to 40 developed campgrounds. Most campgrounds are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some of the popular sites and group areas are on a nation-wide campground reservation system. For reservations, call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov. The Oregon Coast has a very busy tourist season from May – October. Reservations during this time are always a good idea. Visit the Camping & Cabins page for more information on specific campgrounds.
OHV RIDING & CAMPING
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.
CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS