Waxmyrtle Campground is located near the Siltcoos River among Shore pine, huckleberry, and other coastal shrubs and conifers. Many sites are surrounded by a thick wall of coastal shrubbery, providing ample privacy from neighboring sites. Amenities include paved parking, drinking water, flush toilets and trash recepticles. Parking aprons are paved.
The Waxmyrtle Trail offers outstanding views of the lower river estuary and the Pacific Ocean as it winds its way along the river to the beach. Other nearby trails include the Lagoon Trail and Chief Tsiltcoos Trail. Wildlife viewing is a popular pastime for campers. Portions of the nearby estuary are protected nesting areas for the snowy plover, a small shorebird with a tan tail and snowy white underside.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
All campsites in ODNRA now require a digital reservation and payment.
|Reservations:||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. All Waxmyrtle campsites require a digital reservation and payment. Note that the Siuslaw National Forest does not have any control over the Recreation.gov phone line. Wait times are expected to be longer-than-usual.|
|Fees:||$22 per night for single unit, two vehicle limit|
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Closest Towns:||Florence, OR|
|Operated By:||Siuslaw National Forest|
|Information Center:||Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center|
From Florence, OR, travel seven miles south to the Siltcoos Beach Access Road. Turn west on Siltcoos Beach Access Road and proceed one mile west to Waxmrytle Campground. Campground entrance will be the bridge on the south side on the Siltcoos Beach Road.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||55 sites, 19 sites are pull-through type|
|No. of Sites||55 (17 pull throughs)|
|Pavement Type for Parking||No|
|Hookup - Water||No|
|Hookup - Sewer||No|
|Size Restrictions||Range: 25 feet to 72 feet|
|Hookups - Electric||No|
Day HikingLinks to Waxmyrtle Trail