On the shores of Tahkenitch Lake sits Tahkenitch Landing Campground, 9 miles north of Reedsport, Oregon. Sites that fit tents or small campers sit on the rim of the lake, while larger sites that accommodate RVs are up the hill overlooking the lake. The grassy campground is hugged by coastal trees and shrubbery, including mixed pine and cedar. Each campsite comes with a picnic table and a fire ring with grill. Vault toilets are onsite and families enjoy picnicking in the day-use picnic area. Sites 1 - 8 have no turnarounds and are limited to tent camping or small campers. No drinking water is available, so campers should bring a sufficient amount.
The 1,674 acre lake welcomes boating, swimming and fishing for bass and trout. Tahkenitch Dunes Trail is nearby. Wildlife watching 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.
At a Glance
Open year round.
Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. From October 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017 all sites are first-come first-serve.
Camping: $20 Night for single unit, 2 vehicle limit.
Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee or multiple campsites.
Beach Access Limited to Protect Snowy Plovers March 15 - Sept 15
Beach access near plover nesting areas is limited during their breeding season, March 15 - September 15. In these areas, dry sand beach is CLOSED to entry. 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.
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