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.

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    12/14/15: Open
Alder Dune Campground   
Alder Dune Day Use (Dune Lake)   
Alder Dune Trails #1322    1/14/2016: Open. All trails cleared of logs and brush this summer. Expect storm debris on trails during winter months.
Amanda's Trail #1386    1/14/2016: Trail is closed due to bridge washout. Avoid the Amanda Bridge site since slides have not settled & there is quick sand near the bridge site.
Baker Beach Campground   
Baker Beach Trail #1368    12/11/2015: Open.
Bark OHV Trail    12/14/15: Open
Battle Lake Trail #1302    1/29/2016: Open. Potholes, watch for slide areas.
Big Elk Campground   
Blackberry Boat Ramp & Day Use   
Blackberry Campground   
Bluebill Campground Open to Visitor
Bluebill Trail #1331    1/14/2015: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees & brush. Expect storm debris on trails during winter months.
Breach OHV Trail    01/22/16: Trail impassable to all vehicle classes, due to high water condition. Use alternate routes.
Bull Run OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
Bull Run OHV Trail    12/14/15: Open
Canal Creek Group Campground   
Cape Cove Trail #1364.1    11/24/2015: Open
Cape Mountain Trails #1329    1/11/2016: All trails are open. Expect storm debris down on trails during winter months.
Cape Perpetua Campground Open to Visitor Closed for the Winter.
Cape Perpetua Day Use    Open.
Cape Perpetua Group Campground    Closed.
Captain Cook Trail #1364.2    11/24/2015: Trail Open.
Carter Dunes Trail #1384    11/24/2015: Open. Possible flooding on trail during winter months.
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    01/22/16: Open
Chief Tsiltcoos Trail #1359    1/14/2015: Trail is logged out and brushed.
Clam Bed OHV Trail    12/14/15: Areas of high water may restrict vehicle travel.
Coast Guard South OHV Trail    12/14/15: Open
Coast Guard North OHV Trail    01/22/16: Trail impassable to all vehicle classes, due to high water condition. Use alternate routes.
Conner's Camp Day Use Open to Visitor 12/11/2015: Meadow restoration work completed for the season. Trailhead open.
Cooks Ridge Trail #1372    11/24/2015: Cleared of downed logs on trail. Expect storm debris on trails during winter months.
Cummins Creek Loop Trail #1382-A    11/24/2015: Bikes allowed on Cummins Creek Loop. Cleared of downed logs on the trail.
Cummins Creek Trail #1382    11/24/2015 Bikes allowed on Cummins loop trail. Cleared of downed logs on trail.
Cummins Ridge Trail #1366    10/09/2015: Open. No Bikes or Stock Allowed on Wilderness trails. Cleared of downed logs. Some brushy areas at mid-point of trail. Expect storm debris on trail during winter months.
Darlingtonia Trail #1320    11/24/2014: Open.
Derrick Road Dispersed Camping Area   
Devils Churn Day Use   
Discovery Loop Trail #1387    11/24/2015: Trail open.
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378    1/29/2016: 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 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    01/22/16: Trail may be impassable due to high water conditions.
Dry Lake Horse Camp    Open. No fees.
East Dunes Campground    1/29/2016: East Dunes is once again open for camping, however, the new lot is still under construction and closed for the time being.
East Ridge Trail #1324 Open to Visitor 12/11/2015: Open.
  • Trails Conditions Summary
  • Eel Creek Campground Open to Visitor
    Enchanted Valley Trail #1321    11/24/2015: Open. Recently scouted with no trees down. Expect storm debris down on trails during winter months.
    Ermie Walters Boat Launch   
    Fisherman's Day Use   
    Giant Spruce Trail #1365    11/24/2015: Open: Seasonal winter closure and detour through campground now in effect.
    Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    Goosepasture OHV Trail    01/22/16: Open
    Gwynn Creek Trail #1371    12/11/2015: Trail damaged by fallen tree approx. 1 mile from Hwy.101 (Still passable)
    Hall & Schuttpelz Lake Trail #1357    1/11/2016: Open. Expect storm debris down on trails during winter months.
    Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use    Open.
    Harris Ranch Trail #1347    11/24/2015: Open, cleared of brush and downed logs.
    Hart's Cove Trail #1303 Closed to Visitor Closed
    Hauser Beach OHV Trail    12/14/15: Areas of high water may restrict vehicle travel.
    Hauser Sand Camping Access   
    Hebo Lake Campground    Closed
    Hebo Lake Day Use    Closed
    Hebo Lake Loop Trail #1311   
    Heceta Lighthouse Trail #1370    11/24/2015: Open.
    Holman Vista Day Use    Open.
    Holman Vista Trail #1326    1/11/2016: Deck and viewing platform open.
    Horse Creek Campground Open to Visitor
    Horse Creek North Trail #1362.1    11/24/2015: Horse Creek North Trailhead is open. Trail open.
    Horse Creek South Trail #1362    11/24/2015: 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 01/22/16: Areas of high water may restrict vehicle travel.
    Horsfall Campground Open to Visitor
    Horsfall Day Use OHV Staging Open to Visitor
    Horsfall Sand Camping Access   
    Hunters OHV Trail    01/22/16: Trail impassable to all vehicle classes, due to high water condition. Use alternate routes.
    Incinerator OHV Trail    01/22/16: Open
    John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339    1/11/2016: Trailhead Open. Follow blue striped posts across open dunes. Expect flooding in deflation plain behind foredune.  
    Kentucky Falls Trail #1376    11/18/2015: Kentucky Falls Trail has been cleared of downed logs & brush to the lower falls. North Fork Smith River Trail beyond lower Kentucky Falls has been cleared of downed logs. Watch out for Mt. Beaver holes in trail tread. Expect storm debris down on the trail during Winter months.
    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    11/24/2015: Trail has been cleared.
    Lily Lake Trail #1397    11/24/2015: Open.
    Lodgepole Picnic Area   
    Marys Peak Open to Visitor 12/11/2015: Meadow restoration work completed for the season. Trails open again.
    Marys Peak Campground Closed to Visitor 12/11/2015: Closed.
    Marys Peak Day Use Closed to Visitor 12/11/2015: Open.
    Meadowedge Trail #1325 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2015: Open. Expect storm debris on trails during winter months. No Bikes allowed on Meadow Edge Trail.
    Mercer Lake Boat Ramp   
    Niagara Falls Trail #1379    1/29/2016: Trail is open. A large pothole has been reported about 1 mile before the Trailhead entrance.
    Noel Ranch Boat Launch   
    North Fork Siuslaw Campground Open to Visitor Open. Gates will be closed and locked December 15, 2015.
    North Fork Smith Trail #1351    11/24/2015: Trail has been cleared from trailhead to Lower Kentucky Falls. Two large bridges are damaged but River can be forded at low water times. (As of 12/11/2015: River is running high). Nature loop open. Expect storm debris on trail during winter months.
    North Ridge Trail #1350 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2015: Open. Bike restrictions in effect Oct. 15 through March 15 to protect trail resource.
    Ocean Beach Day Use    Open.
    Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    Oregon Coast Trail #1308    12/11/2015: Clear & Passable. No bikes allowed.
    Oregon Dunes Day Use   
    Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334    1/14/2015: Possible storm debris and localized flooding on trails during winter months.
    Pawn Trail #1317    12/11/2015: Trail is open.
    Pawn Trailhead    12/11/2015: Trailhead is open. Trail is cleared of logs and brush.
    Pioneer Hill Trail #1316    12/11/2015: Trail open & clear.
    Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300    1/29/2016: Trail is open.
    Restless Waters Trail #1364    11/24/2015: Open.
    Riveredge Boat Ramp   
    Riveredge Group Campground   
    Rock Creek Campground    Closed for the season.
    Rocky Bend Campground   
    Saint Perpetua Trail #1306    11/24/2015: Open. Brushed out recently.
    Sandbeach Campground   
    Sandtracks Day Use   
    Saunders Lake OHV Trail    12/14/15: Open
    Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging Open to Visitor
    Siltcoos Lake Trail #1333    12/11/2015: Trail has some debris down due to recent wind storms.
    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    1/22/2016: Areas of high water may restrict vehicle travel.
    South Jetty Sand Camping Access   
    South Lake Dispersed Area    1/29/2016: Open
    Spinreel Boat Ramp   
    Spinreel Campground Open to Visitor
    Spinreel OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    Spinreel Sand Camping Access   
    Summit Trail #1388 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2015: Open. No bike use on Summit Trail. Expect winter storm debris on trail.
    Sutton Campground    Open.
    Sutton Lake Boat Ramp    Open.
    Sutton Trails #1321    12/11/2015: Sutton Trail System logged out and brushed. Expect storm debris on trails during winter months.
    Sweet Creek Trail #1319    11/24/2015: Trails are open & clear of logs and brush. Expect storm debris down on trails during winter months.
    Tahkenitch Campground Open to Visitor
    Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336    1/14/2015: Trails have been brushed out. Expect storm debris down on trail during winter months.
    Tahkenitch Day Use   
    Tahkenitch Dunes Trail #1353    11/24/2015: 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 Open to Visitor
    Tahkenitch Landing Picnic Area   
    Taylor Dunes Trail #1335    12/11/2015: Trail is open. No recent reports.
    Ten Mile OHV Trail    12/14/15: Areas of high water may restrict vehicle travel.
    Threemile Lake North Trail #1338    1/14/2015: No recent reports. Expect winter storm debris on trails.
    Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    1/14/2015: No recent reports.Access road has lots of potholes, drive slow!
    Tie Trail #1313 Closed to Visitor 12/11/2015: Open. Bike restrictions in effect Oct. 15 through March 15, 2016. Expect storm debris on trails during winter months.
    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 1/22/16: High water limits OHV access to the sand at this location.
    Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area Closed to Visitor 1/22/16: 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    1/5/2016: High water has closed all sand access from Umpqua #3 Staging.
    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    12/11/2015: Trail open. 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. Trail is signed.
    West Winds Campground   
    West Winds Day Use OHV Staging   
    Whispering Spruce Trail #1305    11/24/2015: Open.
    Wild Mare Campground Open to Visitor
    Wild Mare Day Use   
    Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500    1/14/2015: Trail is open. Persistent flooding of trail tread in deflation plain reported. (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).