The Siuslaw National Forest is located in the western center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


Welcome to the Siuslaw National Forest!

A view of Devils Churn at Cape Perpetua

From ocean shore to forest floor the Siuslaw National Forest extends from Tillamook to Coos Bay along the Oregon Coast. The Siuslaw National Forest stretches from the lush forests of the coastal mountains to the unique Oregon Dunes and the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Come, play, explore a stunning choice of things to do and see. Find out more about the Siuslaw National Forest.

The Siuslaw National Forest is home to three small wildernesses: Drift Creek Wilderness, Cummins Creek Wilderness, and Rock Creek Wilderness. The old growth Costal forests offer an opportunity to experience quiet and solitude. Explore Siuslaw National Forest Wilderness.

Get Outdoors!

Camping. Link to camping information on the forest Hiking. Link to hiking information on the forest OHV Riding. Link to information on OHV riding on the forest Maps. Link to maps available for the forest

Looking for more adventure? Explore in our recreation section.


Siuslaw National Forest Featured On Oregon Field Guide

view over valley from Marys Peak with meadow and doug fir in foreground

This Oregon Field Guide episode follows researchers as they track the reasons why natural meadows from the high cascades to the coast are disappearing and highlights the Siuslaw National Forest meadow restoration project on Marys Peak.

Ecosystem Restoration

Tahkenitch Creek winding into the Fivemile-Bell Watershed

We're returning natural functions to altered landscapes, focusing on creating and maintaining healthy ecosystems: estuaries, old growth forests, meadows, coastal dunes. Effective restoration must be a coordinated, cooperative effort – the complexity, size and expense of this type of restoration are beyond the capacity of any one person or organization. Partnerships are key to this effort.

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Marys Peak

view over valley from Marys Peak with meadow and doug fir in foreground

On a clear day, from the top of the Marys Peak, the highest point in Oregon’s Coast Range, you can see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and many of the Cascade peaks to the east.

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

view of Cape Perpetua with Pacific Ocean and cover

Towering trees through a coastal fog. Frothy surf crashing upon jagged shores. Majestic headlands with clear views for miles. It's all here where the forest meets the sea.


Sand Lake Recreation Area

photo of quads riding over sand at Sand Lake with haystack rock on background and Pacific Ocean

Sand Lake Recreation Area, on Oregon's North Coast, covers 1,076 acres of open sand dunes, surrounded by forests and adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. It offers a variety of recreation.

Oregon Dunes NRA

3 people sitting on a dune overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Hiking, paddling, wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, sand play, beach access, OHV riding - the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area has it all.