Tahkenitch Campground is a beautiful campground located in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, 8 miles north of Reedsport. The campground offers 30 sites; some sites are very secluded with local coastal shrubbery, and some sites are more open. The campground is equipped with campfire rings, drinking water, flush toilets, and picnic tables. Parking aprons are paved and the nearest waste station is at Honeyman State Park, about 10 miles north of campground. No electric hookups are available.
Three hiking trails can be accessed next to the campground at the day-use area, leading to Threemile Lake and the Tahkenitch Dunes. Across the road is Tahkenitch Lake. The name Tahkenitch means "lake of many fingers." The lake spans 2,118 acres and fishing here can be relaxing and rewarding. Roosevelt elk, pelicans, sea lions, and bald eagles are just some of the wildlife that live in this area.
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 877.444.6777. All Tahkenitch 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:||Camping: $22 per night for single unit, two vehicle limit
Day use: $5/Day/Vehicle or valid recreation pass.
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Passes:||Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee or multiple campsites.|
|Operated By:||Siuslaw National Forest|
|Information Center:||Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center|
From Reedsport, OR travel north 8 miles on Highway 101. Campground is west on the left side of Highway 101.
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Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
|No. of Sites||34 sites|
RV CampingRecreation areas with activity RV Camping:
|No. of Sites||34|
|Hookup - Water||No|
|Hookup - Sewer||No|
|Hookups - Electric||no|
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking: Links to Tahkenitch Dunes Trail
PicnickingRecreation areas with activity Picnicking:
Alerts & Warnings
- Beach restrictions in effect March 15 - Sept. 15 to protect nesting birds
- Cascade Head Research Area inaccessible on FSR 1861 due to landslide
- Varying Hours at Supervisor's Office June 23-July 8
- Downed Trees Blocking Forest Road 2005 on Marys Peak
- Forest Service Road 24 Closure