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   
Alder Dune Day Use (Dune Lake)   
Alder Dune Trails #1322   
Amanda's Trail #1386   
Baker Beach Campground   
Baker Beach Trail #1368   
Bark OHV Trail   
Battle Lake Trail #1302    6/10/2016: Open.
Big Elk Campground   
Blackberry Boat Ramp & Day Use   
Blackberry Campground   
Bluebill Campground   
Bluebill Trail #1331   
Breach OHV Trail   
Bull Run OHV Staging Area   
Bull Run OHV Trail   
Canal Creek Group Campground   
Cape Cove Trail #1364.1   
Cape Mountain Trails #1329   
Cape Perpetua Campground   
Cape Perpetua Day Use   
Cape Perpetua Group Campground   
Captain Cook Trail #1364.2   
Carter Dunes Trail #1384   
Carter Lake Boat Ramp   
Carter Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Carter Lake Day Use   
Cascade Head Trail #1310    North end of trail (north of Forest Service Road 1861) is closed for public safety due to tree hazards.
Castle Rock Campground   
Chapman's OHV Trail   
Chief Tsiltcoos Trail #1359   
Clam Bed OHV Trail   
Coast Guard South OHV Trail   
Coast Guard North OHV Trail   
Conner's Camp Day Use    05/08/2016: Meadow restoration work completed for the season.
Conner's Camp Trailhead   
Cooks Ridge Trail #1372   
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   
Derrick Road Dispersed Camping Area   
Devils Churn Day Use   
Discovery Loop Trail #1387   
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378    6/10/2016: Forest Service Road 1700 from Hwy. 18: reported deep potholes and possible debris in roadway. Trail is open for hiking. Watch for hazards from loose rocks at face of the waterfall.
Driftwood II Campground   
Driftwood II OHV Trail   
Dry Lake Horse Camp   
East Dunes Campground Open to Visitor 6/10/2016: All sites are now open.
East Ridge Trail #1324   
Eel Creek Campground   
Enchanted Valley Trail #1321   
Ermie Walters Boat Launch   
Fisherman's Day Use   
Giant Spruce Trail #1365   
Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area   
Goosepasture OHV Trail   
Gwynn Creek Trail #1371   
Hall & Schuttpelz Lake Trail #1357   
Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use   
Harris Ranch Trail #1347   
Hart's Cove Trail #1303 Closed to Visitor Closed
Hauser Beach OHV Trail   
Hauser Sand Camping Access   
Hebo Lake Campground   
Hebo Lake Day Use Open to Visitor
Hebo Lake Loop Trail #1311 Open to Visitor
Heceta Lighthouse Trail #1370   
Holman Vista Day Use   
Holman Vista Trail #1326    Deck and viewing platform open.
Horse Creek Campground   
Horse Creek North Trail #1362.1   
Horse Creek South Trail #1362    2/24/2016: Horse Creek  South trailhead is open. Use Risley Creek road 3446 to access Harris Ranch and Horse Creek South trailheads. Logging operation are active in the area. Use caution & watch out for log hauling activities.
Horsfall Beach Campground   
Horsfall Beach Day Use OHV Staging   
Horsfall Campground   
Horsfall Day Use OHV Staging   
Horsfall Sand Camping Access   
Hunters OHV Trail   
Incinerator OHV Trail   
John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339    Follow blue striped posts across open dunes. Expect flooding in deflation plain behind foredune.  
Kentucky Falls Trail #1376   
Kentucky Falls Trailhead   
Lagoon Campground   
Lagoon Loop Trail #1330   
Lily Lake Trail #1397   
Lodgepole Picnic Area   
Marys Peak    05/08/2016: Meadow restoration work completed for the season.
Marys Peak Campground    5/09/2016: Closed.
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 6/10/2016: Watch for potholes.
Noel Ranch Boat Launch   
North Fork Siuslaw Campground   
North Fork Smith Trail #1351   
North Ridge Trail #1350    Bike restrictions in effect Oct. 15 through March 15 to protect trail resource.
Ocean Beach Day Use   
Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area   
Oregon Coast Trail #1308    No bikes allowed.
Oregon Dunes Day Use   
Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334   
Pawn Trail #1317   
Pawn Trailhead   
Pioneer Hill Trail #1316   
Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300 Open to Visitor 6/10/2016: Open
Restless Waters Trail #1364   
Riveredge Boat Ramp   
Riveredge Group Campground   
Rock Creek Campground   
Rocky Bend Campground   
Saint Perpetua Trail #1306   
Sandbeach Campground   
Sandtracks Day Use   
Saunders Lake OHV Trail   
Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging   
Siltcoos Lake Trail #1333   
Siltcoos Sand Camping Access   
Siuslaw Vista Day Use Closed to Visitor
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 6/10/2016: Open
Spinreel Boat Ramp   
Spinreel Campground   
Spinreel OHV Staging Area   
Spinreel Sand Camping Access   
Summit Trail #1388 Closed to Visitor 05/09/2016: Trail has been rerouted on the lower end around a large blowdown area. Trail junction is 300 feet below original junction.
Sutton Campground   
Sutton Lake Boat Ramp   
Sutton Trails #1321   
Sweet Creek Trail #1319   
Tahkenitch Campground   
Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336   
Tahkenitch Day Use   
Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353    05/6/2016: Look for blue strip wooden poles to follow route through the dunes. Recently brushed.
Tahkenitch Lake Boat Ramp   
Tahkenitch Landing Boat Ramp   
Tahkenitch Landing Campground   
Tahkenitch Landing Picnic Area   
Taylor Dunes Trail #1335   
Ten Mile OHV Trail   
Threemile Lake North Trail #1338   
Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    5/4/2016: Recently logged out. Access road has lots of potholes, drive slow!
Threemile Lake South Trailhead    Sparrow Park Road has lots of potholes & washboard surface. Drive slowly!
Tie Trail #1313    Bike restrictions in effect Oct. 15 through May 15.
Tillicum Beach Campground   
Tillicum Beach Day Use   
Tyee Boat Ramp   
Tyee Campground   
Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use /OHV Staging Area    03/21/16: Areas of high water may restrict vehicle travel.
Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area Closed to Visitor 3/21/16: High water has closed all sand access from this facility. Use sand access at Umpqua #2 Staging. Facility may be closed intermittently due to high water weather conditions.
Umpqua Beach Viewing Platform - Trail #1399    06/24/2014: Open.
Umpqua Sand Camping Access Closed to Visitor 1/5/2016: High water has closed all sand access from Umpqua #3 Staging.
Waxmyrtle Campground   
Waxmyrtle Trail #1337    Snowy Plover restrictions in effect March 15 through Sept 15. Last 1/4 mile of trail is closed due to river washout. Access to beach is through sand road. CAUTION: Sand Road has persistent flooding during late Winter/Spring months. Trail is signed.
West Winds Campground   
West Winds Day Use OHV Staging   
Whispering Spruce Trail #1305   
Wild Mare Campground   
Wild Mare Day Use   
Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500