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.
Alsea River Corridor   
Baker Beach Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
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
Bull Run OHV Staging Area   
Canal Creek Group Campground Open to Visitor Campground opens May 18, 2018. Closes September 2, 2018.
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
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   
Castle Rock Group Campground Open to Visitor Campground is open year round.
Cummins Creek Wilderness    No Horses, Bikes or OHV allowed inside Wilderness.
Devils Churn Day Use    Open daily.
Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378    Watch for debris on Forest RD 17.
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.
Eel Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Florence to Coos Bay   
Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area   
Hauser Beach OHV Trail    A section of Hauser Beach OHV Route #1341 will be closed near the beach from May 15 to May 17. Contractors will be repairing high water damage and improving drainage to help divert water off the trail. Heavy equipment will be in the area and will need full access to the damaged section of route. Detours to and from the beach can be made using Saunders OHV Route #1355, which is located to the north by way of the 430 Trail (Route #1381). Riders coming from Hauser need to stay on the 430 Route northbound in order to reach Saunders. Riders staying at Riley Ranch County Park can ride north from the Riley Ranch Trail/430 Route intersection. Signs will be posted to indicate the detour.
Hauser Sand Camping Open to Visitor A section of Hauser Beach OHV Route #1341 will be closed near the beach from May 15 to May 17. Contractors will be repairing high water damage and improving drainage to help divert water off the trail. Heavy equipment will be in the area and will need full access to the damaged section of route. Detours to and from the beach can be made using Saunders OHV Route #1355, which is located to the north by way of the 430 Trail (Route #1381). Riders coming from Hauser need to stay on the 430 Route northbound in order to reach Saunders. Riders staying at Riley Ranch County Park can ride north from the Riley Ranch Trail/430 Route intersection. Signs will be posted to indicate the detour.
Hebo Lake Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through November 1, 2018.
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 BCH volunteers from Eugene!
Horsfall Beach Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. 10/16/2017: Horsfall Beach Campground site 1 and 2 will be closed until further notice as the scout troop works with our recreation staff to level the sites and install ADA-compliant fire rings. /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.
Kentucky Falls Trail #1376    5/10/2018: Trail is open from trailhead to lower Kentucky Falls. Expect storm debris on access roads and on the trail during early spring months.
Lagoon Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Marys Peak    Open.
Marys Peak Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 30, 2018
Marys Peak Day Use   
Newport to Florence   
Niagara Falls Trail #1379    3/30/18: Trail is open.
North Fork Siuslaw Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 30, 2018
Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area   
Oregon Dunes Day Use    5/10/18: Trails at the Oregon Dunes Day Use are open. Expect storm debris on trails & possible seasonal flooding during early Spring months.
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   
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    No Trails.
Rocky Bend Group Campground Open to Visitor
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 Sand Camping Open to Visitor Open year round.
South Jetty Area   
South Jetty Beach 1 Day Use   
South Jetty Beach 2 Day Use   
South Jetty Beach 3 Day Use   
South Jetty Beach 4 Day Use   
South Jetty Beach 5 Day Use   
South Jetty Beach 6 - Crab Dock Day Use   
South Jetty Beach 7 - Whale Memorial Day Use   
South Jetty Beach Day Use   
South Jetty OHV Staging Area   
South Jetty Sand Camping Open to Visitor Open year round
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

Sutton Campground Open to Visitor Open year round. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Tahkenitch Area    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Tahkenitch Campground Open to Visitor Campground open through September 30, 2018
Tahkenitch Day Use   
Tahkenitch Lake Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor The Tahkenitch Lake boat ramp will be closed for repairs April 11 - April 13, 2018 to repair unsafe conditions. Visitors may still access the site, but will not be able to use the ramp. Ramp will re-open on April 14. During this closure, boaters may use the Tahkenitch Landing boat ramp instead. 
Tahkenitch Landing Campground Open to Visitor Open year round.
Tyee Campground Open to Visitor Campground open. As of October 1 sites 1-9 are available for camping. Sites 10-15 are day use only.
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    5/1/2017: 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 Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Waxmyrtle Trail #1337    Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15 5/12/2018: The last 1/4 mile of the trail along the estuary to beach is closed due to washout from river. Use the signed alternate sand road route to the beach.
West Winds Campground Open to Visitor Campground open year round
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