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!

The Siuslaw National Forest has close to 40 developed campgrounds. Most campgrounds on the forest can be reserved in advance. Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or call toll free 1-877-444-6777 (international 518-885-3639). The Oregon coast has a busy tourist season from May through October and campgrounds often fill quickly - so plan ahead and have a backup plan if your desired campground is full.

Many sites are free, but at some popular sites a day-use fee is required. Day-use fees are $5 per vehicle per day. Learn more about recreation passes here.

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Recreation Map

Looking for some popular recreation areas and basic information to help you explore the Siuslaw National Forest? Download our Pocket Guide to the Siuslaw National Forest in English or en Español
You can also download our camping, hiking, and day use brochure here.

The recreation conditions report below 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    11/14/2018: Open. Trails have been cleared.
Alsea River Corridor   
Amanda's Trail #1386    11/14/2018: Trail is open & recently cleared of brush.
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    11/13/2018: Trail is open & recently brushed.
Bull Run OHV Staging Area   
Canal Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor Campground closed through May 16, 2019.
Cape Cove Trail #1364.1 Closed to Visitor 12/7/2018: Trail is closed, impacts connections between Captain Cook and Restless Waters surrounding trails. Park at Devils Churn Parking area for restless Waters Trail. Park at Visitor Center parking areas or Captain Cooks/ Spouting Horn Parking lot on Hwy 101 for Captain Cook Loop trail.
Cape Mountain Trails #1329    11/14/2018: Trails open. Stock water troughs are not working due to dried up spring source.
Cape Perpetua Campground Open to Visitor Campground Closed.
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    11/14/2018: Trail brushed 8/23/18. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Carter Lake Campground Open to Visitor Campground Closed until Spring 2019. 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    8/24/2018: Bikes allowed on Cummins Creek Loop. Trail clearing completed.
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    8/24/2018: Open.
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378   
Drift Creek Wilderness    No Bikes, or motorized vehicles allowed.
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    8/24/18: Open. No issues reported.
Eel Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Enchanted Valley Trail #1321    8/24/2018: Open. Trail Clear.
Florence to Coos Bay   
Giant Spruce Trail #1365    9/07/2018: Trail open.
Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area   
Gwynn Creek Trail #1371    8/24/2018: Open.
Hall & Schuttpelz Lake Trail #1357    11/14/2018: Open. Trail cleared
Hart's Cove Trail #1303    Seasonal Closure: Trail is closed January 1-July 15
Hauser Beach OHV Trail   
Hauser Sand Camping Open to Visitor
Hebo Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Campground open through November 13, 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    11/14/2018: Trail is open from trailhead to lower Kentucky Falls. This trail is in a remote setting with steep elevation gain and loss. Bring extra water, food & a map. No potable water available at the trailhead.
Lagoon Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Lagoon Loop Trail #1330    11/14/2018: Open
Lily Lake Trail #1397    8/24/2018: Open.
Marys Peak    Open.
Marys Peak Campground Open to Visitor Campground Closed.
Marys Peak Day Use    Road to summit parking area is not maintained for snow and ice. Use caution & reduce speeds during winter months. Be prepared for snow & icy conditions.
Meadowedge Trail #1325    8/24/18: 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    11/14/2018: Trail is open. NF Smith River trail is in a remote setting with steep sections and uneven surface. Plan ahead and use caution by carrying extra water, food and warm clothing & Map and compass.
North Ridge Trail #1350    8/24/2018: Cleared of logs and tread damage recently repaired.
Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area   
Oregon Coast Trail #1308    8/24/2018: Open. No bikes allowed. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
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 Overlook and Day Use    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15 11/13/18: Trails at the Oregon Dunes Day Use are maintained & open.
Oregon Dunes Visitor Center   
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway   
Pawn Trail #1317    8/24/2018: Open.
Pioneer Hill Trail #1316    Open
Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300    Open
River Edge Group Campground Closed to Visitor Campground closed through May 16, 2019.
Rock Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Campground closed through May 16, 2019.
Rock Creek Wilderness   
Rocky Bend Group Campground Open to Visitor
Saint Perpetua National Recreation Trail #1306    8/24/2018: 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    11/14/2018: Loop trail has been cleared. Report any trail issues at: 541-997-2562
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    8/24/2018: 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    8/24/2018: All trails cleared. Reports of cougar activity in the area. Make sure your pets are leashed for their safety!
Sweet Creek Falls Trail #1319    11/14/2018: Open. Report any trail issues at: 541-997-2562
Tahkenitch Area    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Tahkenitch Campground Open to Visitor Campground Closed.
Tahkenitch Creek Trail #1336   

Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15

7/10/2018: Trail open.

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    11/14/2018: Trail cleared 8/24/18 Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15.
Threemile Lake North Trail #1338    11/14/2018: Open from Tahkenitch Campground Trailhead.
Threemile Lake South Trail #1356    11/14/2018: Open from Sparrow Park Road.
Tie Trail #1313    8/24/2018: 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 #136    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 Closed. 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    8/24/2018: Open. Watch for logging truck traffic on road.
Areas & Activities


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