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    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    05/28/15: Open
Battle Lake Trail #1302    06/24/2015: 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    04/13/2015: Open. Trail has been cleared of downed trees & brush. West side of trail has seasonal flooding.
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    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 Open to Visitor
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 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    05/07/2015: 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    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    06/24/2015: Trail is open for hiking. Watch for hazards from loose rocks at face of the waterfall.
Driftwood II Campground Open to Visitor
Driftwood II OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
Dry Lake Horse Camp    Open. No fees.
East Dunes Campground    East Dunes Campground will close on July 6, 2015 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    04/09/2015: Trail open & clear of debris. ul>  
  • Trails Conditions Summary
  • Eel Creek Campground Open to Visitor
    Enchanted Valley Trail #1321    04/13/2015: Open. Some seasonal wet spots on trail.
    Ermie Walters Boat Launch   
    Fisherman's Day Use    06/24/2015: 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    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    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 Closed to Visitor Seasonal closure: January 1 - July 15
    Hauser Beach OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
    Hauser Sand Camping Access   
    Hebo Lake Campground   
    Hebo Lake Day Use    06/24/2015: Open
    Hebo Lake Loop Trail #1311    06/24/2015: Trail is open. Seasonal clearing is in progress.
    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 Open to Visitor
    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! 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    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 Open to Visitor Open
    Lagoon Loop Trail #1330    04/29/2015: Trail was logged & brushed 4/29/15 Open for use.
    Lily Lake Trail #1397    04/13/2015: Open.
    Lodgepole Picnic Area   
    Marys Peak    Open.
    Marys Peak Campground Open to Visitor Open.
    Marys Peak Day Use   
    Meadowedge Trail #1325    04/09/2015:  Bridge near Mary's Peak Campground is damaged and being replaced. Temporary bridge is in place and passable. Cross creek with care.
    Mercer Lake Boat Ramp   
    Niagara Falls Trail #1379    06/24/2015: 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 not been scouted recently. First large stringer bridge is damaged and not useable. River can be forded at low water times. Nature loop open. Expect winter storm debris down on trails.
    North Ridge Trail #1350    04/13/2015: 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    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    06/24/2015: Trail is open. Seasonal clearing is in progress.
    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    05/28/15: Open
    Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging Open to Visitor
    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 Open to Visitor
    South Jetty OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
    South Jetty Sand Camping Access   
    South Lake Dispersed Area    06/24/2015: Open
    Spinreel Boat Ramp   
    Spinreel Campground Open to Visitor
    Spinreel OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor
    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 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    04/13/2015: Trail is open. Expect storm debris & localized flooding on trail during fall/winter months.
    Ten Mile OHV Trail    05/28/15: Open
    Threemile Lake North Trail #1338    04/13/2015: Expect seasonal storm debris on trail during fall & winter months.
    Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    04/29/2015: Trails was brushed, logged out and bridge rails repaired. 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 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    03/24/2014: Open.
    Umpqua Sand Camping Access   
    Waxmyrtle Campground Open to Visitor
    Waxmyrtle Trail #1337    04/13/2015: 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    04/13/2015: Open.
    Wild Mare Campground Open to Visitor
    Wild Mare Day Use   
    Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500    04/13/2015: Trail is open but flooded on the last 1/4 mile. 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).