Beachgoers are urged to help recovery efforts of the threatened Western snowy plover by respecting nesting areas and beach restrictions March 15 through Sept. 15. Certain beaches, listed here, are known plover nesting areas. On these plover beaches, the dry sand and dunes are closed to all access, except along official trails, to protect eggs and chicks.
On the morning of August 21, 2017, Oregon will experience an event that hasn’t happened here since 1979. A total solar eclipse, in which the moon passes between the sun and earth obscuring the view of the sun from a few locations for a few dramatic minutes, is for many people a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In anticipation of large crowds that are expected to travel to key points in western Oregon to view the eclipse, we are in the process of developing plans to help manage an unusually large influx of visitors to the forest.
Being outdoors can help your mind and body at the same time and has powerful benefits to children. Explore the forest and find family-friendly places where you can go play.
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.
The interactive visitor map lists recreation areas, roads and trail systems, so you can digitally explore and plan your next adventure.
Explore accessible adventures in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the hidden gems of the Siuslaw National Forest, and more locations with our Accessible Adventure Videos.