Waxmyrtle Campground is an ideal spot for mixing OHV riding with the comforts of sleeping in a standard site with paved parking, drinking water and flush toilets. The campground is located near the Siltcoos River among Shore pine, huckleberry, and other coastal shrubs and conifers. Many sites are surrounded by a thick wall of coastal shrubbery, providing ample privacy from neighboring sites. Amenities include drinking water, a campground host, flush toilets and trash collection. Parking aprons are paved.
The Waxmyrtle Trail offers outstanding views of the lower river estuary and the Pacific Ocean as it winds its way along the river to the beach. Other nearby trails include the Lagoon Trail and Chief Tsiltcoos Trail. Wildlife viewing is a popular pastime for campers. Portions of the nearby estuary are protected nesting areas for the snowy plover, a small shorebird with a tan tail and snowy white underside.
From Florence, OR, travel seven miles south to the Siltcoos Beach Access Road. Turn west on Siltcoos Beach Access Road and proceed one mile west to Waxmrytle Campground. Campground entrance will be the bridge on the south side on the Siltcoos Beach Road.
Beach Access Limited to Protect Snowy Plovers March 15 - Sept 15
Certain beaches near snowy plover nesting areas have restrictions in place March 15 - September 15. In these areas, dry sand beach is CLOSED to entry. Within most plover nesting areas, dogs, kites, motorized vehicles, and non-motorized vehicles are prohibited in both dry and wet sand beach.
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