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.

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.

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

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
430 OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open. Culvert repair work to be done the week of 4/27 near the 430 OHV Trail/Tenmile OHV Trail intersection.
Alder Dune Campground   
Alder Dune Day Use (Dune Lake)   
Alder Dune Trails #1322    03/09/2015: Open. Expect seasonal flooding and storm debris down on trails during fall/winter months.
Amanda's Trail #1386    04/13/2015: Trail is open.
Baker Beach Campground   
Baker Beach Trail #1368    04/13/2015: Open. Expect flooding on trails during Fall & Winter months.
Bark OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
Battle Lake Trail #1302   
Big Elk Campground   
Blackberry Boat Ramp & Day Use   
Blackberry Campground   
Bluebill Campground   
Bluebill Trail #1331    04/13/2015: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees & brush.
Breach OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
Bull Run OHV Staging Area   
Bull Run OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
Canal Creek Group Campground   
Cape Cove Trail #1364.1    04/13/2015: Open.
Cape Mountain Trails #1329    04/13/2015: All trails are open. Thanks for all the Cape Mt. volunteer trail work!
Cape Perpetua Campground   
Cape Perpetua Day Use    Open.
Cape Perpetua Group Campground   
Captain Cook Trail #1364.2    04/13/2015: Trail Open.
Carter Dunes Trail #1384    04/13/2015: Open. Trail has been cleared.Expect winter storm debris & possible flooding on trail behind foredune's deflation plain.
Carter Lake Boat Ramp   
Carter Lake Campground   
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    04/23/15: Open
Chief Tsiltcoos Trail #1359    04/13/2015: No recent reports.
Clam Bed OHV Trail    04/23/2015: Seasonally high water. May be impassable to some ATVs.
Coast Guard South OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
Coast Guard North OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
Conner's Camp Day Use   
Cooks Ridge Trail #1372    04/13/2015: Cleared of downed logs on trail. Expect seasonal storm debris down on trail during fall/winter months.
Cummins Creek Loop Trail #1382-A    04/13/2015: Bikes allowed on Cummins Creek Loop. Cleared of downed logs on the trail.
Cummins Creek Trail #1382    12/01/2014: Bikes allowed on Cummins loop trail. Cleared of downed logs on trail.
Cummins Ridge Trail #1366    04/13/2015: Open. No Bikes or Stock Allowed on Wilderness trails. Cleared of downed logs. Some brushy areas at mid-point of trail.
Darlingtonia Trail #1320    04/13/2014: Open.
Derrick Road Dispersed Camping Area   
Devils Churn Day Use   
Discovery Loop Trail #1387    04/13/2015: Trail open. Damaged bridge rails reported.
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378    Watch for hazards from loose rocks at face of waterfalls.
Driftwood II Campground   
Driftwood II OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
Dry Lake Horse Camp    Open. No fees.
East Dunes Campground   
East Ridge Trail #1324    04/09/2015: Trail open & clear of debris. ul>
  • Trails Conditions Summary
  • Eel Creek Campground   
    Enchanted Valley Trail #1321    04/13/2015: Open. Some seasonal wet spots on trail.
    Ermie Walters Boat Launch   
    Fisherman's Day Use    04/24/2015: Open.
    Giant Spruce Trail #1365    04/13/2015: Trail's seasonal closure lifted. Entire trail open.
    Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area   
    Goosepasture OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
    Gwynn Creek Trail #1371    04/13/2015: Cleared of downed logs on trail.
    Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use    Open.
    Hall/Schuttpelz Lake Trail #1357    04/13/2015: Open. Cleared of logs and brush this season. No new reports.
    Harris Ranch Trail #1347    04/13/2015: Expect seasonal storm debris on trail during Fall/Winter months.
    Hart's Cove Trail #1303 Closed to Visitor Seasonal closure: January 1 - July 15
    Hauser Beach OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
    Hauser Sand Camping Access   
    Hebo Lake Campground   
    Hebo Lake Day Use    04/24/2015: Open. Recently stocked with trout.
    Hebo Lake Loop Trail #1311   
    Heceta Lighthouse Trail #1370    04/134/2015: Open.
    Holman Vista Day Use    Open.
    Holman Vista Trail #1326    04/13/2015: Open. Deck and viewing platform recently repaired and upgraded.
    Horse Creek Campground   
    Horse Creek North Trail #1362.1    04/13/2015: Horse Creek North Trailhead is open. Trail open. Expect storm debris on trails during winter months.
    Horse Creek South Trail #1362    04/13/2015: Horse Creek  South trailhead is open. Trail has been cleared to Drift Creek with recent tread repairs. Thank You, Scorpions Trail Crew for your volunteer efforts!
    Horsfall Beach Campground   
    Horsfall Beach Day Use OHV Staging    12/16/2013 Flush toilets currently out of service.  Wheel-chair accessible portable toilets are available until repairs are made.  
    Horsfall Campground   
    Horsfall Day Use OHV Staging   
    Horsfall Sand Camping Access   
    Hunters OHV Trail    04/23/2015: Seasonally high water exists on much of the route. Impassable to most ATV traffic.
    Incinerator OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
    John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339    04/13/2015: Trailhead Open. Campground loop is clear. Follow blue striped posts across open dunes. Expect seasonal flooding and storm debris on trail in deflation plain.  
    Kentucky Falls Trail #1376    04/13/2015: Kentucky Falls Trail has been cleared of downed logs & brush to the lower falls. North Fork Smith River Trail beyond lower Kentucky Falls is currently cleared for an additional 2 miles. Expect winter storm debris down on trails.
    Lagoon Campground   
    Lagoon Loop Trail #1330    04/13/2015: Trail is open.
    Lily Lake Trail #1397    04/13/2015: Open.
    Lodgepole Picnic Area   
    Marys Peak    Open.
    Marys Peak Campground   
    Marys Peak Day Use   
    Meadowedge Trail #1325    04/09/2015:  Bridge near Mary's Peak Campground is damaged and closed to use. Stay off bridge and cross creek with care.
    Mercer Lake Boat Ramp   
    Niagara Falls Trail #1379   
    Noel Ranch Boat Launch   
    North Fork Siuslaw Campground   
    North Fork Smith Trail #1351    04/13/2015: Trail has been cleared from NF Smith trailhead to 2nd large bridge crossing.(1st large bridge is damaged & impassable during seasonal high water). Nature loop open. Expect winter storm debris down on trails.
    North Ridge Trail #1350    04/13/2015: Open. Seasonal Mountain Bike restrictions on trail are in effect between October 15 to May 15 for resource damage protection when the trail is typically soft and wet. One log reported down on lower end of North ridge trail.
    Ocean Beach Day Use    Open.
    Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area    04/23/15: Open
    Oregon Coast Trail #1308    10/01/2014: Clear & Passable.
    Oregon Dunes Day Use   
    Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334    04/13/2015: No recent reports. Trail was last cleared in the Fall '14.
    Pawn Trail #1317    04/09/2015: Trail is open. Monitoring slide repairs for additional storm/slide damage.
    Pawn Trailhead    04/09/2015: Trailhead is open, trail is cleared of logs and brush.
    Pioneer Hill Trail #1316    03/09/2015: Trail open & passable.
    Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300   
    Restless Waters Trail #1364    04/13/2015: Open.
    Riveredge Boat Ramp   
    Riveredge Group Campground   
    Rock Creek Campground   
    Rocky Bend Campground   
    Saint Perpetua Trail #1306    04/13/2015: Open.
    Sandbeach Campground   
    Sandtracks Day Use   
    Saunders Lake OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
    Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging   
    Siltcoos Lake Trail #1333    04/13/2015: Open. Trail has been cleared. Expect storm debris down on trail during fall & winter months.
    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    04/23/15: Open
    South Jetty Sand Camping Access   
    South Lake Dispersed Area    04/24/2015: Open.
    Spinreel Boat Ramp   
    Spinreel Campground   
    Spinreel OHV Staging Area   
    Spinreel Sand Camping Access   
    Summit Trail #1388    04/13/2015: Open. Expect Winter storm debris down on trail. No recent snow.
    Sutton Campground   
    Sutton Lake Boat Ramp    Open.
    Sutton Trails #1321    03/01/2015: Sutton Trail System logged out and brushed. Thanks for all the volunteer trail help!
    Sweet Creek Trail #1319    04/13/2015: Trails are open & clear of logs and brush.
    Tahkenitch Campground   
    Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336    04/13/2015: No recent reports. Possibly some brushy areas on trail.
    Tahkenitch Day Use   
    Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353    04/13/2015: Look for blue strip wooden poles to follow route through the dunes.
    Tahkenitch Lake Boat Ramp   
    Tahkenitch Landing Boat Ramp   
    Tahkenitch Landing Campground   
    Tahkenitch Landing Picnic Area   
    Taylor Dunes Trail #1335    04/13/2015: Trail is open. Expect storm debris & localized flooding on trail during fall/winter months.
    Ten Mile OHV Trail    04/23/15: Open
    Threemile Lake North Trail #1338    04/13/2015: Expect seasonal storm debris on trail during fall & winter months.
    Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    04/13/2015: No recent reports. Access road has lots of potholes, drive slow!
    Tie Trail #1313    04/13/2015: Trail open & clear of debris.
    Tillicum Beach Campground   
    Tillicum Beach Day Use   
    Tyee Boat Ramp   
    Tyee Campground   
    Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use /OHV Staging Area   
    Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area   
    Umpqua Beach Viewing Platform - Trail #1399    03/24/2014: Open.
    Umpqua Sand Camping Access   
    Waxmyrtle Campground   
    Waxmyrtle Trail #1337    04/13/2015: Trail open. Snowy Plover restrictions Start March 15 through Sept 15. Last 1/4 mile of trail is closed due to river washout. Access to beach is through sand road. Trail is signed.
    West Winds Campground   
    West Winds Day Use OHV Staging    04/24/2015: Open.
    Whispering Spruce Trail #1305    04/13/2015: Open.
    Wild Mare Campground   
    Wild Mare Day Use   
    Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500    04/13/2015: Trail is open.Expect winter storm debris on trail. (Trail is 1 mile to beach, watch for signs. There are additional user-created trails throughout the area. Follow signs for maintained trail to the beach).