Recreation

Stretching from the lush forests of the coastal mountains to the unique Oregon Dunes and on into the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, visitors have a stunning choice of opportunities. One can find activities to suit every taste: from spectacular mountain views to beach combing, from whale watching to exploring the forest or dunes, the Siuslaw National Forest offers something for everyone.

Highlights include great views, guided hikes and a visitor center at Cape Perpetua; and miles of sand dunes for hiking, swimming, camping, fishing, dune buggy and horseback riding opportunities. Several trails lead to large, old growth Douglas fir, Cedar and Sitka spruce trees.

 

Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

To help you plan your trip, we have divided the Highway 101 corridor into three large recreation areas that can be reached from the major highways from the Willamette Valley. We hope you find this an easy and useful way to plan your trip.

Tillamook to Newport
Newport to Florence
Florence to Coos Bay

Jump to recreation conditions report below the maps. 

forest map showing the three main recreation areasTillamook to Newport Tillamook to NewportSand Lake Recreation AreaNewport to FlorenceNewport to FlorenceMarys PeakCape Perpetua Scenic AreaFlorence to Coos BayFlorence to Coos BayOregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
430 OHV Trail   
Alder Dune Campground Open to Visitor
Alder Dune Day Use (Dune Lake)   
Alder Dune Trails #1322    09/12/2016: trails brushed in August.
Amanda's Trail #1386    Open.Trail cleared.
Baker Beach Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Baker Beach Trail #1368    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Bark OHV Trail   
Battle Lake Trail #1302    8/19/2016: Trail open. Watch for potholes.
Big Elk Campground   
Blackberry Boat Ramp & Day Use   
Blackberry Campground Open to Visitor
Bluebill Campground Open to Visitor
Bluebill Trail #1331    09/12/2016: Recently brushed.
Breach OHV Trail   
Bull Run OHV Staging Area   
Bull Run OHV Trail   
Canal Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Cape Cove Trail #1364.1    Open.
Cape Mountain Trails #1329    09/12/2016: Trails cleared in June.
Cape Perpetua Campground Open to Visitor
Cape Perpetua Day Use   
Cape Perpetua Group Campground   
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center    Open 7 days a week.
Captain Cook Trail #1364.2    Open.
Carter Dunes Trail #1384    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Carter Lake Boat Ramp    Open.
Carter Lake Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Carter Lake Day Use Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Cascade Head Trail #1310    North end of trail (north of Forest Service Road 1861) is closed due to a landslide wiping out the trail.
Castle Rock Campground Closed to Visitor Campground closed for the season to access future repairs.
Chapman's OHV Trail   
Chief Tsiltcoos Trail #1359    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Clam Bed OHV Trail   
Coast Guard South OHV Trail   
Coast Guard North OHV Trail   
Conner's Camp Day Use    09/12/2016: Currently closed for logging operation.
Conner's Camp Trailhead    Closed.
Cooks Ridge Trail #1372    Open.
Cummins Creek Loop Trail #1382-A    Bikes allowed on Cummins Creek Loop.
Cummins Creek Trail #1382    Bikes allowed on Cummins loop trail.
Cummins Ridge Trail #1366    No Bikes or Stock Allowed on Wilderness trails.
Darlingtonia Trail #1320    open
Derrick Road Dispersed Camping Area Open to Visitor
Devils Churn Day Use   
Discovery Loop Trail #1387    Trail Open.
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378    8/19/2016: Trail Open. The parking area at this popular trail fills early. Plan on arriving early or later in the day. Be cautious of log trucks on the narrow road to the trailhead.
Driftwood II Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Driftwood II OHV Trail   
Dry Lake Horse Camp    No Water. No trash service and no fees.
East Dunes Campground Open to Visitor
East Ridge Trail #1324    Open from summit trailhead.
Eel Creek Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Enchanted Valley Trail #1321    09/12/2016: Open and cleared of debris.
Ermie Walters Boat Launch   
Fisherman's Day Use   
Giant Spruce Trail #1365    Trail open.
Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area   
Goosepasture OHV Trail   
Gwynn Creek Trail #1371    Trail open.
Hall & Schuttpelz Lake Trail #1357    09/12/2016: Trails cleared in July. No recent reports.
Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use   
Harris Ranch Trail #1347    Trail open.
Hart's Cove Trail #1303 Open to Visitor 8/19/2016: Trail is open for the season.
Hauser Beach OHV Trail   
Hauser Sand Camping Open to Visitor
Hebo Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Hebo Lake Day Use Open to Visitor
Hebo Lake Loop Trail #1311    8/19/2016: Trail open
Heceta Lighthouse Trail #1370    Open.
Holman Vista Day Use Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Holman Vista Trail #1326    Deck and viewing platform open. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Horse Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open.
Horse Creek North Trail #1362.1    09/12/2016: Open and recently brushed & cleared of downed logs.
Horse Creek South Trail #1362    09/12/2016: Trail is open. Brushy on lower end.
Horsfall Beach Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Horsfall Beach Day Use OHV Staging   
Horsfall Campground Open to Visitor
Horsfall Day Use OHV Staging   
Horsfall Sand Camping Access   
Hunters OHV Trail   
Incinerator OHV Trail   
John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Kentucky Falls Trail #1376    09/12/2016: Trail has been cleared of brush and downed logs from Kentucky Falls Trailhead to Lower Falls in July.
Kentucky Falls Trailhead    09/12/2016: Open.
Lagoon Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Lagoon Loop Trail #1330    09/12/2016: Cleared of brush and downed logs in July.
Lily Lake Trail #1397   
Lodgepole Picnic Area   
Marys Peak   
Marys Peak Campground    Open.
Marys Peak Day Use   
Meadowedge Trail #1325    No Bikes allowed on Meadow Edge Trail.
Mercer Lake Boat Ramp   
Niagara Falls Trail #1379 Open to Visitor 8/19/2016: Trail open. Seasonal brushing in progress.
Noel Ranch Boat Launch   
North Fork Siuslaw Campground    Open. No Trash service or potable water. Pack out your garbage. No fees.
North Fork Smith Trail #1351    09/12/2106: Trail has been cleared of downed logs and brush from Trailhead to 4.5 mile mark. First large bridge is still washed out, river can be crossed on foot during low water flow times. Currently passable.
North Ridge Trail #1350    Trail open to Mt Bikes between May 16 through October 15, 2016.
Ocean Beach Day Use    Open.
Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area   
Oregon Coast Trail #1308    No bikes allowed.
Oregon Dunes Day Use   
Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15 09/12/2016: Trail was brushed & logs removed in July.
Oregon Dunes NRA Headquarters Open to Visitor
Pawn Trail #1317    09/12/2016: Trail cleared recently
Pawn Trailhead    open.
Pioneer Hill Trail #1316    Open.
Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300    8/19/2016: Trail open
Restless Waters Trail #1364    Open.
Riveredge Boat Ramp   
Riveredge Group Campground   
Rock Creek Campground    Closed.
Rocky Bend Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season to access future repairs.
Saint Perpetua Trail #1306    Open. Recently brushed.
Sandbeach Campground Open to Visitor
Sandtracks Day Use   
Saunders Lake OHV Trail   
Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Siltcoos Lake Trail #1333    09/12/2016: open and clear of downed logs.
Siltcoos Sand Camping Access   
Siuslaw Vista Day Use Closed to Visitor Area CLOSED
South Jetty Beach Day Use   
South Jetty OHV Staging Area   
South Jetty OHV Trail   
South Jetty Sand Camping Access   
South Lake Dispersed Area Open to Visitor 8/19/2016: Open
Spinreel Boat Ramp   
Spinreel Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Spinreel OHV Staging Area   
Spinreel Sand Camping Access   
Summit Trail #1388    09/12/2016: Trail has been rerouted on the lower end around a large blowdown area. Trail junction is 300 feet below original junction.
Sutton Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Sutton Lake Boat Ramp    Open.
Sutton Trails #1321    09/12/2016: Open & cleared of downed logs and brush..
Sweet Creek Trail #1319    09/12/2016: Open and cleared of brush and logs. Recent tread work completed.
Tahkenitch Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15 09/12/2016: Recently brushed.
Tahkenitch Day Use Open to Visitor
Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15 Look for blue strip wooden poles to follow route through the dunes.
Tahkenitch Lake Boat Ramp   
Tahkenitch Landing Boat Ramp   
Tahkenitch Landing Campground Open to Visitor
Tahkenitch Landing Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Taylor Dunes Trail #1335    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Ten Mile OHV Trail   
Threemile Lake North Trail #1338    09/12/2016: Open. Logged out in June.
Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    09/12/2016: Open. Cleared of brush and downed logs in May. Bridge repaired in June.
Threemile Lake South Trailhead    Open.
Tie Trail #1313    09/12/2016: Open to bikes between May 16 to October 15.
Tillicum Beach Campground   
Tillicum Beach Day Use   
Tyee Boat Ramp   
Tyee Campground   
Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use /OHV Staging Area    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Umpqua Beach Viewing Platform - Trail #1399    06/24/2014: Open.
Umpqua Sand Camping Access Open to Visitor
Waxmyrtle Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Waxmyrtle Trail #1337    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
West Winds Campground Open to Visitor
West Winds Day Use OHV Staging   
Whispering Spruce Trail #1305    Open.
Wild Mare Campground   
Wild Mare Day Use   
Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500    Open, no recent reports.