Camping Regulations

The Siuslaw National Forests offers a variety of types of camping.  Different rules and guidelines apply to the different types. We've listed some general guidelines below.  You can also check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more related information.

Please be alert for the following special situations: 

  • When weather conditions create a high fire danger in summer, special regulations for camping may be enacted.
  • Please be alert for special regulations covering specific areas, for example seasonal closures to protect wildlife, area curfews, alcohol use and others. These regulations are noted for the sites affected and are typically posted on the ground. 

Developed Campground Camping

The Siuslaw National Forest has close to 40 developed campgrounds.  Campsites typically include a table, a fire grate, and a tent or trailer space. Electric hookups and showers are not generally available, although most campgrounds have water and vault or flush toilets.

Most overnight sites require a user fee. You may camp a maximum of 14 days out of every 30 on the Forest. 

Most campgrounds are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some of the popular sites and group areas are on a nation-wide campground reservation system. For reservations, call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov.

Dispersed Camping

More primitive camping outside of developed campgrounds or designated campsites.

  • Find out more from our Dispersed Camping page, including a list of areas closed to camping. 

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Camping

Some campgrounds are especially designed for Off Highway Vehicle use. OHV Sand Camping is also allowed in some OHV riding areas.