Tahkenitch Landing Campground

Area Status: Open

On the shores of Tahkenitch Lake sits Tahkenitch Landing Campground, 9 miles north of Reedsport, Oregon. Sites that fit tents or small campers sit on the rim of the lake, while larger sites that accommodate RVs are up the hill overlooking the lake. The grassy campground is hugged by coastal trees and shrubbery, including mixed pine and cedar. Each campsite comes with a picnic table and a fire ring with grill. Vault toilets are onsite and families can enjoy picnicking in the day-use picnic area. Sites 1 - 8 have no turnarounds and are limited to tent camping or small campers. No drinking water is available, so campers should bring a sufficient amount.

The 2,118 acre lake welcomes boating, swimming and fishing for bass and trout. Tahkenitch Dunes Trail is nearby. Wildlife watching 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: 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 Tahkenitch Landing 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: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Camping Regulations
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
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

General Information


From Reedsport, OR: Travel north approximately 9 miles on Highway 101. The campground entrance is on the east (right) side of Highway 101.

From Florence, OR: Travel south approximately 13 miles on Highway 101. The campground entrance is on the east (left) side of the highway.

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Campground Camping

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No. of Sites 27 sites

RV Camping

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No. of Sites 27
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric no

Lake and Pond Fishing

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Fish Species Largemouth bass, yellow perch, coho salmon
Fishing Mode Bank, boat, dock
Water Temperature Mixed cold/warm
Fishing Method Bait & lure

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Species good birding


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