Recreation

Stretching from the lush forests of the coastal mountains to the unique Oregon Dunes and on into the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, visitors have a stunning choice of opportunities. One can find activities to suit every taste: from spectacular mountain views to beach combing, from whale watching to exploring the forest or dunes, the Siuslaw National Forest offers something for everyone. Highlights include great views, old growth forests, guided hikes, waterfalls, miles of sand dunes to explore, and much more!

Most campgrounds on the forest can be reserved in advance. Reserve online at recreation.gov or call toll free 1-877-444-6777 (international 518-885-3639).
 

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Recreation Map

The recreation conditions report displays area conditions for popular campgrounds, trails, and recreation areas on the Siuslaw National Forest. Many campgrounds and cabins can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Dune Campground Open to Visitor Open year round.
Alder Dune Trails #1322    7/10/2018: Open. Trails have been cleared.
Alsea River Corridor   
Amanda's Trail #1386    7/10/2018: Trail is open.
Baker Beach Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Baker Beach Trail #1368    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Battle Lake Trail #1302   
Big Elk Campground Open to Visitor Open year round.
Blackberry Campground Open to Visitor Open year round.
Bluebill Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through December 31, 2018. Walk-in only (no reservations) from October 1-December 31. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Bluebill Trail #1331    7/10/2018: Trail is passable.
Bull Run OHV Staging Area   
Canal Creek Group Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 18, 2018. Closes September 2, 2018.
Cape Cove Trail #1364.1    7/5/2018: Open
Cape Mountain Trails #1329    7/10/2018: Trails open. Recently cleared.
Cape Perpetua Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 29, 2018
Cape Perpetua Group Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 29, 2018
Cape Perpetua Overlook Day Use    Open.
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area   
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Open to Visitor
Captain Cook Trail #1364.2    Open.
Carter Dunes Trail #1384    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Carter Lake Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 30, 2018. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Carter Lake Day Use    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Cascade Head Scenic Research Area   
Cascade Head Trail #1310   
Castle Rock Group Campground Open to Visitor Campground is open year round.
Chief Tsiltcoos Trail #1359    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Cooks Ridge Trail #1372    Open.
Cummins Creek Loop Trail #1382-A    7/10/2018: Bikes allowed on Cummins Creek Loop. Trail clearing on-going.
Cummins Creek Trail #1382    Bikes allowed on Cummins loop trail.
Cummins Creek Wilderness    No Horses, Bikes or OHV allowed inside Wilderness.
Darlingtonia Trail #1320    Open
Devils Churn Day Use    Open
Discovery Loop Trail #1387    7/10/2018: Open.
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378   
Drift Creek Wilderness   
Driftwood II Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Dry Lake Horse Camp Open to Visitor Open year round. No water, trash service or fees. Please pack out your trash. 14 day camping limit.
East Dunes Campground Open to Visitor Campground open year round
East Ridge Trail #1324    7/10/18: Open. Not cleared.
Eel Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Enchanted Valley Trail #1321    7/10/2018: Open. Clearing in progress.
Florence to Coos Bay   
Giant Spruce Trail #1365    7/10/2018: Trail open.
Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area   
Gwynn Creek Trail #1371    7/10/2018: Open.
Hall & Schuttpelz Lake Trail #1357    7/10/2018: Open. Trail cleared
Hart's Cove Trail #1303 Closed to Visitor Seasonal Closure: Trail is closed January 1-July 15
Hauser Beach OHV Trail   
Hauser Sand Camping Open to Visitor
Hebo Lake Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through November 1, 2018.
Hebo Lake Loop Trail #1311   
Heceta Lighthouse Trail #1370    Open
Holman Vista Day Use Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Holman Vista Trail #1326    Open
Horse Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. No water at campground. Stock water trough on trail below campground is working again thanks to Backcountry Horseman volunteers.
Horsfall Beach Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. /Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Horsfall Beach Day Use OHV Staging   
Horsfall Campground Open to Visitor Open year round.
Horsfall Day Use OHV Staging    Open.
Horsfall Sand Camping Open to Visitor Open year round.
John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339   

Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15

Expect seasonal flooding in low areas of forested dunes. Follow blue stripped posts over dunes.

Kentucky Falls Trail #1376    7/10/2018: Trail is open from trailhead to lower Kentucky Falls. Trail cleared 7/12/18.
Lagoon Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Lagoon Loop Trail #1330    7/10/2018: Open
Lily Lake Trail #1397    7/10/2018: Open.
Marys Peak    Open.
Marys Peak Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 30, 2018
Marys Peak Day Use   
Meadowedge Trail #1325    7/10/18: Trail opened. No bikes allowed.
Mt. Hebo Area   
Newport to Florence   
Niagara Falls Trail #1379    Trail is open.
North Fork Siuslaw Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 30, 2018. No water or trash service. Pack your trash out. 14 day stay limit.
North Fork Smith Trail #1351    7/11/2018: Trail is open. Two large bridges have been replaced on lower half of NF Smith River Trail. Clearing on-going.
North Ridge Trail #1350    7/12/2018: Cleared of logs and tread damage recently repaired.
Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area   
Oregon Coast Trail #1308    7/10/2018: Open. No bikes allowed. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Oregon Dunes Day Use    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15 7/10/18: Trails at the Oregon Dunes Day Use are open.
Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area     Beach access limited March 15 - Sept 15 to protect Snowy Plovers
Oregon Dunes Visitor Center   
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway   
Pawn Trail #1317    7/10/2018: Open.
Pioneer Hill Trail #1316    Open
Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300   
River Edge Group Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 18, 2018. Closes September 2, 2018.
Rock Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 2, 2018.
Rock Creek Wilderness   
Rocky Bend Group Campground Open to Visitor
Saint Perpetua Trail #1306    7/10/2018: open.
Sand Lake Recreation Area   
Sandbeach Campground Open to Visitor Campground open year round
Sandtracks Day Use Open to Visitor
Siltcoos Area    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Siltcoos Lake Trail #1333    7/10/2018: Loop trail has been cleared.
Siltcoos Sand Camping Open to Visitor Open year round.
South Jetty Area   
South Jetty Beach Day Use   
South Jetty OHV Staging Area   
South Jetty Sand Camping Open to Visitor Open year round
South Lake Dispersed Area Closed to Visitor
Spinreel Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Spinreel OHV Staging Area   
Spinreel Sand Camping Open to Visitor Open year round.
Spinreel to Horsfall Area   

Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15

Summit Trail #1388    7/10/2018: Open. No Bikes on summit trail.
Sutton Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Sutton Trails #1321    7/10/2018: All trails cleared. Reports of cougar activity in the area. Make sure your pets are leashed for their safety!
Sweet Creek Falls Trail #1319    7/10/2018: Open. Recently cleared.
Tahkenitch Area    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Tahkenitch Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 30, 2018
Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336   

Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15

7/10/2018: Trail open. Clearning scheduled for mid-July.

Tahkenitch Day Use   
Tahkenitch Dunes - Threemile Lake North Trailhead    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Tahkenitch Landing Campground Open to Visitor Open year round.
Taylor Dunes Trail #1335    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15.
Threemile Lake North Trail #1338    7/10/2018: Open
Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    7/10/2018: Open
Tie Trail #1313    7/10/2018: Open. No recent reports. Bikes allowed on Tie trail between May 15 to Oct 15.
Tillamook to Newport   
Tillicum Beach Campground Open to Visitor Campground open year round.
Trail of the Restless Waters #1364    open
Tyee Campground Open to Visitor Campground open.
Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use /OHV Staging Area    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area    Expect seasonal flooding.
Umpqua Dunes Area    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Umpqua Sand Camping Open to Visitor Open year round.
Waxmyrtle Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 30, 2018 7/12/2018: Waxmyrtle Trail is temporarily closed to protect federally threatened snowy plover chicks. Call Oregon Dunes Visitor Center for updates at 541-271-3611. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Waxmyrtle Trail #1337    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15 On the last 1/4 mile of the trail please use the signed sand road route to the beach.
West Winds Campground Open to Visitor Campground open year round
West Winds Day Use OHV Staging   
Whispering Spruce Trail #1305    open
Wild Mare Campground Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Wild Mare Day Use    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Woods Creek Trailhead    7/10/2018: Open. Watch for logging truck traffic on road.
Areas & Activities