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    12/01/2014: Open. No recent reports. Expect seasonal flooding and storm debris down on trails during fall/winter months.
Amanda's Trail #1386    12/01/2014: Repairs completed & Trail is open.
Baker Beach Campground   
Baker Beach Trail #1368    10/01/2014: Open. Expect flooding on trails during Fall & Winter months.
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    12/01/2014: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees & brush.
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    12/01/2014: Open.
Cape Mountain Trails #1329    12/01/2014: 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    12/01/2014: Trail Open.
Carter Dunes Trail #1384    12/01/2014: 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    Open.
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    12/01/2014: Trail has been cleared of debris. No recent reports.
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    12/01/2014: Cleared of downed logs on trail. Expect seasonal storm debris down on trail during fall/winter months.
Cummins Creek Loop Trail #1382-A    12/01/2014: 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    12/01/2014: Open. No Bikes or Stock Allowed on Wilderness trails. Cleared of downed logs. Some brushy areas at mid-point of trail.
Darlingtonia Trail #1320    12/03/2014: Open.
Derrick Road Dispersed Camping Area   
Devils Churn Day Use   
Discovery Loop Trail #1387    12/01/2014: Open. No reports of damage.
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378    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    Open. No fees.
East Dunes Campground   
East Ridge Trail #1324    12/01/2014: Trail open.No recent reports. ul>
  • Trails Conditions Summary
  • Eel Creek Campground   
    Enchanted Valley Trail #1321    12/01/2014: Open. Some seasonal wet spots on trail.
    Ermie Walters Boat Launch   
    Fisherman's Day Use   
    Giant Spruce Trail #1365    12/01/2014: Trail has seasonal closure due to slide prone area. Follow detour signs through closed Cape Perpetua Campground to access Giant Spruce Tree.
    Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area   
    Goose Pasture OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
    Gwynn Creek Trail #1371    12/01/2014: Cleared of downed logs on trail.
    Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use    Open.
    Hall/Schuttpelz Lake Trail #1357    12/01/2014: Open. Cleared of logs and brush this season. No new reports.
    Harris Ranch Trail #1347    12/01/2014: Expect seasonal storm debris on trail during Fall/Winter months.
    Hart's Cove Trail #1303   
    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   
    Heceta Lighthouse Trail #1370    12/01/2014: Open.
    Holman Vista Day Use    Open.
    Holman Vista Trail #1326    12/03/2014: Open. Deck and viewing platform recently repaired and upgraded.
    Horse Creek Campground    Open.
    Horse Creek North Trail #1362.1    10/01/2014: Horse Creek North Trailhead is open. Trail open. Expect storm debris on trails during winter months.
    Horse Creek South Trail #1362    12/01/2014: Horse Creek  South trailhead is open. Logging operation in the area! Use caution on access 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    12/01/2014: 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    12/03/2014: 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    12/01/2014: Trail is open.
    Lily Lake Trail #1397    12/01/2014: Open.
    Lodgepole Picnic Area   
    Marys Peak    Open.
    Marys Peak Campground    Closed.
    Marys Peak Day Use   
    Meadowedge Trail #1325    12/01/2014:  Open. No recent reports.be prepaired for snow & cold weather during Fall & Winter months.
    Mercer Lake Boat Ramp   
    Niagara Falls Trail #1379   
    Noel Ranch Boat Launch   
    North Fork Siuslaw Campground    No Fee or potable water. 14 day stay limit.
    North Fork Smith Trail #1351    12/03/2014: 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    12/01/2014: 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.
    Ocean Beach Day Use   
    Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area    07/30/2013: Open
    Oregon Coast Trail #1308    10/01/2014: Clear & Passable.
    Oregon Dunes Day Use   
    Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334    12/01/2014: Loop trail to Beach has been brushed & logged out.
    Pawn Trail #1317    12/01/2014: Trail is open. Monitoring slide repairs for additional storm/slide damage.
    Pawn Trailhead    12/01/2014: Trailhead is open, trail is cleared of logs and brush.
    Pioneer Hill Trail #1316    12/01/2014: Trail open & passable.
    Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300   
    Restless Waters Trail #1364    12/01/2014: Open.
    Riveredge Boat Ramp   
    Riveredge Group Campground   
    Rock Creek Campground    Closed.
    Rocky Bend Campground   
    Saint Perpetua Trail #1306    12/01/2014: Open.
    Sandbeach Campground   
    Sandtracks Day Use   
    Saunders Lake OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
    Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging   
    Siltcoos Lake Trail #1333    12/01/2014: 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    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    12/01/2014: Open. Be prepaired for cold weather and possible snow during winter months.
    Sutton Campground    Open.
    Sutton Lake Boat Ramp    Open. Dock recently repaired.
    Sutton Trails #1321    12/01/2014: Sutton Trail System logged out and brushed. Thanks for all the volunteer trail help!
    Sweet Creek Trail #1319    12/01/2014: Trails are open & clear of logs and brush.
    Tahkenitch Campground Open to Visitor
    Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336    10/01/2014: No recent reports. Possibly some brushy areas on trail.
    Tahkenitch Day Use   
    Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353    12/01/2014: Trail not recently scouted. 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    12/01/2014: Trail is open. Expect storm debris & localized flooding on trail during fall/winter months.
    Ten Mile OHV Trail    03/20/2014: Open
    Threemile Lake North Trail #1338    12/01/2014: No recent reports. Expect seasonal storm debris on trail during fall & winter months.
    Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    12/01/2014: Cleared of all downed logs and brushed out. Access road has lots of potholes, drive slow!
    Tie Trail #1313    12/01/2014: Trail open. No recent reports.
    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    11/04/2014: 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   
    Whispering Spruce Trail #1305    12/01/2014: Open.
    Wild Mare Campground   
    Wild Mare Day Use   
    Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500    12/01/2014: 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).