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    03/20/2014: Open
  
Alder Dune Campground   
Alder Dune Day Use (Dune Lake)   
Alder Dune Trails #1322    03/24/2014: Open. Expect Winter storm debris on trails.
Amanda's Trail #1386    03/24/2013: There are some steep & wet sections on trail. Expect winter storm debris on trail.
Baker Beach Campground   
Baker Beach Trail #1368    03/24/2014: Not recently scouted. Expect winter storm debris brush and flooded areas on trail.
Bark OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open.
Battle Lake Trail #1302   
Big Elk Campground   
Blackberry Boat Ramp & Day Use   
Blackberry Campground   
Bluebill Campground   
Bluebill Trail #1331    03/24/2014: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees. Some brushy areas. Expect flooding on West side of trail during Winter months.
Breach OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Seasonally high water. May be impassable to some ATVs.
Bull Run OHV Staging Area   
Bull Run OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
Canal Creek Group Campground   
Cape Cove Trail #1364.1    03/24/2014: Open. Thanks to all the volunteer trail brushing help!
Cape Mountain Trails #1329    03/24/2014: All trails are open. Thanks for all the Cape Mt. volunteer trail work!
Cape Perpetua Campground    Closed.
Cape Perpetua Day Use    Open.
Cape Perpetua Group Campground    Closed.
Captain Cook Trail #1364.2    03/24/2014: Trail open.
Carter Dunes Trail #1384    03/24/2014: Open. Trail has been recently brushed out. Expect storm debris and flooding on trail during Winter months.
Carter Lake Boat Ramp   
Carter Lake Campground    03/24/2014: Closed.
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    03/20/2014: Open
Chief Tsiltcoos Trail #1359    03/24/2014: Trail was recently scouted and cleared of debris. Expect Winter storm debris on trail.
Clam Bed OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
Coast Guard South OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
Coast Guard North OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Areas of high water exist due to rainfall. May be impassable to ATV traffic.
Conner's Camp Day Use   
Cooks Ridge Trail #1372    03/24/2014: Expect Fall & Winter storm debris on trails next several months.
Cummins Creek Loop Trail #1382-A    03/24/2014: Bikes allowed on Cummins Creek Loop. Expect Fall & Winter storm debris on trails next several months.
Cummins Creek Trail #1382    03/24/2014: Expect winter storm debris on trail. Bikes allowed on Cummins loop trail.
Cummins Ridge Trail #1366    03/24/2014: Open. No Bikes or Stock Allowed on Wilderness trails. Expect storm debris on trail during Winter months.
Darlingtonia Trail #1320    03/24/2014: Open.
Derrick Road Dispersed Camping Area   
Devils Churn Day Use   
Discovery Loop Trail #1387    03/24/2014: Open. No reports of damage.
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378    03/19/2013: Open for season. Watch for hazards from loose rocks at face of waterfalls.
Driftwood II Campground   
Driftwood II OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
Dry Lake Horse Camp   
East Dunes Campground   
East Ridge Trail #1324    03/24/2014: One log reported down on upper portion of trail. Passable.
Eel Creek Campground    Closed.
Enchanted Valley Trail #1321    12/20/2014: No recent reports.
Ermie Walters Boat Launch   
Fisherman's Day Use   
Giant Spruce Trail #1365    03/24/2014: Open with seasonal Winter closure in slide-prone section. Detour through campground. Follow signs.
Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area   
Goose Pasture OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
Gwynn Creek Trail #1371    03/24/2014: Expect storm debris on trail during winter months.
Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use    Open.
Hall/Schuttpelz Lake Trail #1357    03/24/2014: Open. Expect winter storm debris & wet spots on trails.
Harris Ranch Trail #1347    03/24/2014: Logging operations in the area. Use caution when accessing the trailhead. Expect Winter storm debris on trail.
Hart's Cove Trail #1303    7/25/2013: Open
Hauser Beach OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
Hauser OHV Staging Area   
Hauser Sand Camping Access   
Hebo Lake Campground   
Hebo Lake Day Use   
Hebo Lake Loop Trail #1311    03/19/2013: open for the season
Heceta Lighthouse Trail #1370    11/05/2014: Open.
Holman Vista Day Use   
Holman Vista Trail #1326    03/24/2014: Open.
Horse Creek Campground   
Horse Creek Trail #1362    03/24/2014: Horse Creek North Trailhead is open with some storm debris down on the road. Access Horse Creek South via 52-3446 roads.
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    03/20/2014: Seasonally high water exists on much of the route. Impassable to most ATV traffic.
Incinerator OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339    03/24/2014: Trailhead Open. Expect winter storm debris on trail. High water spots on trail in deflation plain. Some brush and trees down in foredune forest between ocean & dunes.  
Kentucky Falls Trail #1376    03/24/2014: Expect Winter storm debris on trail. Kentucky Falls Trail has been cleared of downed logs to the Falls. North Fork Smith trail continuing South from Kentucky Falls is blocked by landslide, trail slump, river washout overgrown brush & damaged bridge. NOT PASSABLE! Bridge reconstruction scheduled for 2015.
Lagoon Campground    Closed.
Lagoon Loop Trail #1330    03/24/2014: Trail is open. Expect Winter storm debris on trail.
Lily Lake Trail #1397    03/24/2014: Open. No recent reports.
Lodgepole Picnic Area   
Marys Peak   
Marys Peak Campground    Closed.
Marys Peak Day Use   
Meadowedge Trail #1325    03/24/2013: Open. Expect storm debris on trails & be prepared for snow during Winter months.
Mercer Lake Boat Ramp   
Niagara Falls Trail #1379    01/07/2012: open
Noel Ranch Boat Launch   
North Fork Siuslaw Campground    Closed.
North Fork Smith Trail #1351    03/24/2014: Trail is passable from trail head to first major bridge.(2 miles). This bridge has storm damage & is impassable. Trail washed out at 2nd major bridge 3.5 miles from trailhead. Trail slump (45Ft) & landslide (80ft) across trail at trail mid-point. Over 40 trees down on trail and overgrown brush blocking the trail. First two miles from Trailhead is open and passable. Nature loop open. Expect Winter storm debris down on trail.
North Ridge Trail #1350    03/24/2014: Open.several downed logs on lower section of trail. Expect storm debris on trail & possible snow during the Springtime.
Ocean Beach Day Use   
Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area    07/30/2013: Open
Oregon Coast Trail #1308    03/24/2014: Clear & Passable. Expect storm debris on trails next several months.
Oregon Dunes Day Use   
Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334    03/24/2014: Loop trail to Beach has been brushed & logged out. Expect Winter storm debris and flooding on trails.
Pawn Trail #1317    03/24/2014: Trail is open. Monitoring slide repairs for additional storm/slide damage.
Pawn Trailhead    03/24/2014: Trailhead is open.
Pioneer Hill Trail #1316    03/24/2014: Trail open & passable. One log reported down on loop. Passable.
Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300    01/07/2012: open
Restless Waters Trail #1364    03/24/2014: Open.
Riveredge Boat Ramp   
Riveredge Group Campground    Closed.
Rock Creek Campground   
Rocky Bend Campground   
Saint Perpetua Trail #1306    03/24/2014: Open. Expect Winter storm debris on trail next several months.
Sandbeach Campground   
Sandtracks Day Use   
Saunders Lake OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging   
Siltcoos Lake Trail #1333    03/24/2014: Open. Expect storm debris on trail during 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    03/20/2014: Open
South Jetty Sand Camping Access   
South Lake Dispersed Area   
Spinreel Boat Ramp   
Spinreel Campground   
Spinreel OHV Staging Area   
Spinreel Sand Camping Access   
Summit Trail #1388    03/24/2014: Open. Expect Winter storm debris on trail.
Sutton Campground   
Sutton Lake Boat Ramp   
Sutton Trails #1321    03/24/2014: Sutton Trail System logged out and brushed. Thanks for all the volunteer trail help!
Sweet Creek Trail #1319    03/24/2014: Trails are open & clear of logs and brush. Expect Winter storm debris on trails.
Tahkenitch Campground   
Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336    03/24/2014: Not recently scouted. Expect storm debris on trail during Winter months.
Tahkenitch Day Use   
Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353    03/24/2014: Trail open. Look for blue strip wooden poles to follow route through the dunes.
Tahkenitch Lake Boat Ramp   
Tahkenitch Landing Boat Ramp   
Tahkenitch Landing Campground   
Taylor Dunes Trail #1335    03/24/2014: Trail is open. Expect Winter storm debris on trail.
Ten Mile OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
Threemile Lake North Trail #1338    03/24/2014: Trail has been cleared of logs and brush summer '13. Expect storm debris on trail during Winter months.
Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    03/24/2014: Not recently scouted. Expect Winter storm debris on trail.
Tie Trail #1313    03/24/2014: Three large logs reported down on trail.
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    03/24/2014: Open. Use detour to access beach during Snowy Plover closure season March 15 to September 15, 2013.
West Winds Campground   
West Winds Day Use OHV Staging   
Whispering Spruce Trail #1305    03/24/2014: Open. Expect winter storm debris on trail.
Wild Mare Campground   
Wild Mare Day Use   
Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500    03/24/2014: Trail is open.(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). Expect storm debris and some flooding on trail during Winter months.