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    05/28/15: Open
Alder Dune Campground   
Alder Dune Day Use (Dune Lake)   
Alder Dune Trails #1322    07/09/2015: Open. No recent reports.
Amanda's Trail #1386    07/13/2015: Trail is open& recently brushed by volunteers.
Baker Beach Campground   
Baker Beach Trail #1368    07/13/2015: Open. No recent reports.
Bark OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
Battle Lake Trail #1302    07/29/2015: Open. Seasonal clearing underway. Potholes, some slide areas on Road 8573.
Big Elk Campground   
Blackberry Boat Ramp & Day Use   
Blackberry Campground   
Bluebill Campground Open to Visitor
Bluebill Trail #1331    07/13/2015: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees & brush.
Breach OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
Bull Run OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
Bull Run OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
Canal Creek Group Campground   
Cape Cove Trail #1364.1    07/13/2015: Open & recently power brushed.
Cape Mountain Trails #1329    07/13/2015: All trails are open. Thanks for all the Cape Mt. volunteer trail work!
Cape Perpetua Campground Open to Visitor Open.
Cape Perpetua Day Use    Open.
Cape Perpetua Group Campground   
Captain Cook Trail #1364.2    07/13/2015: Trail Open. Recently power brushed.
Carter Dunes Trail #1384    07/13/2015: Open. Trail has been cleared.
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    05/28/15: Open
Chief Tsiltcoos Trail #1359    06/07/2015: Trail crew has logged out and power brushed trail. Open for use.
Clam Bed OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
Coast Guard South OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
Coast Guard North OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
Conner's Camp Day Use   
Cooks Ridge Trail #1372    07/13/2015: Cleared of downed logs on trail.
Cummins Creek Loop Trail #1382-A    07/13/2015: Bikes allowed on Cummins Creek Loop. Cleared of downed logs on the trail. Brushy sections reported on back side of loop.
Cummins Creek Trail #1382    07/17/2015 Bikes allowed on Cummins loop trail. Cleared of downed logs on trail.
Cummins Ridge Trail #1366    07/13/2015: 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    07/13/2015: Trail open. Bridge repairs completed.
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378    07/29/2015: Forest Service Road 1700 from Hwy. 18: reported deep potholes. Trail is open for hiking. Watch for hazards from loose rocks at face of the waterfall.
Driftwood II Campground Open to Visitor Water has been restored to the campground as of July 30. Drinking water, flush toilets and showers now available. 
Driftwood II OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
Dry Lake Horse Camp    Open. No fees.
East Dunes Campground    East Dunes will close July 19 through Mid-September, 2015 for an expansion project that will add 20 additional sites.  For more information:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/siuslaw/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3840389
East Ridge Trail #1324    07/09/2015: Trail open & clear of debris. ul>  
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  • Eel Creek Campground Open to Visitor
    Enchanted Valley Trail #1321    07/13/2015: Open. No recent reports.
    Ermie Walters Boat Launch   
    Fisherman's Day Use    07/29/2015: Open
    Giant Spruce Trail #1365    04/13/2015: Trail's seasonal closure lifted. Entire trail open.
    Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    Goosepasture OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
    Gwynn Creek Trail #1371    07/13/2015: Cleared of downed logs on trail.
    Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use    Open.
    Hall/Schuttpelz Lake Trail #1357    07/13/2015: Open. Cleared of logs and brush this season.
    Harris Ranch Trail #1347    05/27/2015: Open, cleared of brush and downed logs. Travel alert: Forest Road 5200 will have intermittent closures on weekdays between May 26 to Oct 1 for road maintenance. Use Risley Creek road 3446 to access Harris Ranch and Horse creek South trailheads.
    Hart's Cove Trail #1303 Open to Visitor 07/29/2015: Open Seasonal clearing is underway.
    Hauser Beach OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
    Hauser Sand Camping Access   
    Hebo Lake Campground   
    Hebo Lake Day Use    07/29/2015: Open
    Hebo Lake Loop Trail #1311    07/29/2015: Trail is open. Seasonal clearing is in progress.
    Heceta Lighthouse Trail #1370    07/134/2015: Open.
    Holman Vista Day Use    Open.
    Holman Vista Trail #1326    07/13/2015: Open. Deck and viewing platform recently repaired and upgraded.
    Horse Creek Campground Open to Visitor
    Horse Creek North Trail #1362.1    07/13/2015: Horse Creek North Trailhead is open. Trail open.
    Horse Creek South Trail #1362    07/13/2015: 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! Travel alert: Forest road 5200 will have intermittent week-day road closures between May 27 to Oct 1 for road maintenance. Use Risley Creek road 3446 to access Harris Ranch and Horse Creek South trailheads.
    Horsfall Beach Campground Open to Visitor
    Horsfall Beach Day Use OHV Staging Open to Visitor
    Horsfall Campground Open to Visitor
    Horsfall Day Use OHV Staging Open to Visitor
    Horsfall Sand Camping Access   
    Hunters OHV Trail    05/28/15: Areas of standing water. Use caution.
    Incinerator OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
    John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339    07/13/2015: Trailhead Open. Follow blue striped posts across open dunes.  
    Kentucky Falls Trail #1376    7/17/2015: 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.
    Lagoon Campground Open to Visitor Water has been restored to Lagoon Campground as of July 30. Drinking water and flush toilets now available.
    Lagoon Loop Trail #1330    07/14/2015: Trail was logged & brushed 4/29/15 Open for use.
    Lily Lake Trail #1397    07/13/2015: Open. No recent reports.
    Lodgepole Picnic Area   
    Marys Peak    Open.
    Marys Peak Campground Open to Visitor Open.
    Marys Peak Day Use   
    Meadowedge Trail #1325    07/09/2015:  Bridge repairs completed. Trail is clear.
    Mercer Lake Boat Ramp   
    Niagara Falls Trail #1379    07/29/2015: Trail is open
    Noel Ranch Boat Launch   
    North Fork Siuslaw Campground Open to Visitor Open.
    North Fork Smith Trail #1351    05/27/2015: Trail has been cleared from trailhead to the 4 mile point. Two large bridges are damaged but River can be forded at low water times. Nature loop open.
    North Ridge Trail #1350    07/13/2015: Open to seasonal Mountain Biking, (May 15 to Oct 15).
    Ocean Beach Day Use    Open.
    Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    Oregon Coast Trail #1308    07/17/2015: 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    07/09/2015: Trail is open.
    Pawn Trailhead    07/09/2015: Trailhead is open, trail is cleared of logs and brush.
    Pioneer Hill Trail #1316    03/09/2015: Trail open & passable.
    Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300    07/29/2015: Trail is open. Seasonal clearing is in progress.
    Restless Waters Trail #1364    07/13/2015: Open. Recently power brushed.
    Riveredge Boat Ramp   
    Riveredge Group Campground   
    Rock Creek Campground    Open.
    Rocky Bend Campground   
    Saint Perpetua Trail #1306    07/13/2015: Open. Brushed out recently.
    Sandbeach Campground   
    Sandtracks Day Use   
    Saunders Lake OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
    Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging Open to Visitor
    Siltcoos Lake Trail #1333    07/13/2015: Open. Trail has been cleared.
    Siltcoos Sand Camping Access   
    Siuslaw Vista Day Use Closed to Visitor
    South Jetty Beach Day Use   
    South Jetty OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    South Jetty OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
    South Jetty Sand Camping Access   
    South Lake Dispersed Area    07/29/2015: Open. Campfire restrictions
    Spinreel Boat Ramp   
    Spinreel Campground Open to Visitor
    Spinreel OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    Spinreel Sand Camping Access   
    Summit Trail #1388    07/13/2015: Open.
    Sutton Campground    Open.
    Sutton Lake Boat Ramp    Open.
    Sutton Trails #1321    07/01/2015: Sutton Trail System logged out and brushed. Thanks for all the volunteer trail help!
    Sweet Creek Trail #1319    07/13/2015: Trails are open & clear of logs. Brushing continues 7/17/15
    Tahkenitch Campground Open to Visitor
    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 Open to Visitor
    Tahkenitch Landing Picnic Area   
    Taylor Dunes Trail #1335    07/13/2015: Trail is open. Not recently scouted.
    Ten Mile OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
    Threemile Lake North Trail #1338    04/13/2015: No recent reports.
    Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    07/29/2015: Trails was brushed, logged out and bridge rails repaired. Access road has lots of potholes, drive slow!
    Tie Trail #1313    07/13/2015: Trail open & clear of debris.
    Tillicum Beach Campground   
    Tillicum Beach Day Use   
    Tyee Boat Ramp   
    Tyee Campground Open to Visitor
    Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use /OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    Umpqua Beach Viewing Platform - Trail #1399    06/24/2014: Open.
    Umpqua Sand Camping Access   
    Waxmyrtle Campground Open to Visitor Water has been restored to Waxmyrtle Campground as of July 30. Drinking water and flush toilets are now available.
    Waxmyrtle Trail #1337    07/13/2015: Trail open. Recently brushed. 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    07/13/2015: Open.
    Wild Mare Campground Open to Visitor
    Wild Mare Day Use   
    Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500    04/13/2015: 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).