Recreation

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In response to COVID-19 closures are in effect.

Scroll down or click here to view the Recreation Conditions Report for a list of open sites.

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 - 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.

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Recreation Map

Download our Pocket Guide to the Siuslaw National Forest in English or en Español or download our camping, hiking, and day use brochure here.

Recreation Conditions

The recreation conditions report below displays conditions for popular campgrounds, trails, and recreation areas on the forest. Many campgrounds and cabins can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by phone 1.877.444.6777.

***NOTE: Areas marked open (green check mark) will be open as of noon May 22, 2020***

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Dune Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Alder Dune Day Use (Dune Lake) Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Archie Knowles Campground    Contact Lane County Parks
Baker Beach Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Baker Beach Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Battle Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Watch for potholes and debris in road.
Big Elk Campground Open to Visitor Operated by local community under special use permit. Open with limited services.
Blackberry Boat Ramp & Day Use Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Blackberry Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Bluebill Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Bluebill Trailhead Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Bull Run OHV Staging Area Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Canal Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Cape Cove Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Cape Perpetua Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Cape Perpetua Group Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Cape Perpetua Overlook Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area    Visitor Center, main parking area, and some sites remaining temporarily closed.
Cape Perpetua Trailhead Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Captain Cook Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Carter Dunes Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Carter Lake Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Carter Lake Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Carter Lake Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Cascade Head Trail - North Trailhead Closed to Visitor Seasonal Closure: Trailhead is closed from January 1-July 15
Cascade Head Trail - South Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Castle Rock Group Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Conner's Camp Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Conner's Camp Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.

03/2/2019: Not maintained for snow & ice.
Cummins Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Cummins Creek Wilderness Open to Visitor No Horses, Bikes or OHV allowed inside Wilderness. Pack it in pack it Out.
Cummins Ridge Trail - East Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Cummins Ridge Trail - West Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Devils Churn Day Use Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Open to Visitor No trails are present; navigation and travel is challenging year-round. Search & rescue can take many hours or even days to access lost hikers.
Drift Creek Falls Trailhead Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
5/20/20: Road work occuring on FS-1700 causing road closure and delays.
Drift Creek Wilderness Open to Visitor No Bikes, or motorized vehicles allowed.
Driftwood II Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Dry Lake Horse Camp Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. No water, trash service or fees. Please pack out your trash. 14 day camping limit.
East Dunes Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Eel Creek Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Enchanted Valley Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.

Mercer Lake Road to Twin Fawn Drive to access trailhead. Use caution on narrow blind curve road!
Ermie Walters Boat Launch Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Fisherman's Day Use Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Goose Pasture OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Harris Ranch Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Hart's Cove Trailhead Closed to Visitor Seasonal Closure: Trail is closed January 1-July 15
Hauser Sand Camping Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Hebo Lake Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Hebo Lake Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Holman Vista Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.

Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Horse Creek Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
03/06/2020: No water at campground. Stock water trough on trail below campground is not working at this time.
Horse Creek North Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. 03/06/2020: Brushy on lower end of trail. Expect storm debris on trail during winter months.
Horse Creek South Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon.
Horsfall Beach Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Horsfall Beach Day Use OHV Staging Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Horsfall Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Horsfall Day Use OHV Staging Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Horsfall Sand Camping Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Kentucky Falls Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
Lagoon Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Lagoon Trailhead Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Lodgepole Picnic Area Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Mapleton Hill Pioneer Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon.
03/06/2020: Trail is clear.
Marys Peak Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.

03/06/2020: Road not maintained for snow & ice during Fall & Winter months.
Marys Peak Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Marys Peak Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Mercer Lake Boat Ramp    Contact Lane County Parks
Mike Bauer Wayside Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Niagara Falls Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Noel Ranch Boat Launch Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
North Fork Siuslaw Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
North Fork Smith Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
Ocean Beach Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Old Bark Road OHV Staging Area Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area    Confirm specific site on the ODNRA is open before heading out.
Beach access limited March 15 - Sept 15 to protect Snowy Plovers
Oregon Dunes Overlook and Day Use Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15 03/06/20: Trails at the Oregon Dunes Day Use were maintained summer 2019. No recent reports.
Oregon Dunes Visitor Center    Call to schedule appointment. 541-271-6000
Pawn Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
River Edge Group Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Riveredge Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Rock Creek Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Rock Creek Wilderness Open to Visitor No Trails.
Rocky Bend Group Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Sand Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Sandbeach Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Sandtracks Day Use Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Siltcoos Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Siltcoos Sand Camping Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
South Jetty Beach Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
South Jetty OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
South Jetty Sand Camping Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the ‘stay home, save lives’ direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Spinreel Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Spinreel Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Spinreel OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Spinreel Sand Camping Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Stagecoach Trailhead Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Sutton Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Sutton Lake Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Sutton Trails Trailhead Closed to Visitor This trailhead is inaccessible as Sutton Campground is closed to meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon.
No Bikes or Horses Allowed on trails. Pets must be leashed. Cougars and bears sighted in area recently.
Sweet Creek Trail-Beaver Creek Falls Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Expect storm debris on trails during winter months.
Sweet Creek Trail-Homestead Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Logging operation just across road from TH. Drive with caution & expect regular truck traffic.
Sweet Creek Trail-Wagon Road Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Tahkenitch Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Tahkenitch Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
03/06/2020: NW Forest Pass required. Nearest pay station is located at Siltcoos Recreation cooridor near Stagecoach TH.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Tahkenitch Day Use Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Tahkenitch Dunes - Threemile Lake North Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Tahkenitch Lake Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Tahkenitch Landing Boat Ramp Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Tahkenitch Landing Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Taylor Dunes Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Threemile Lake South Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.
03/06/2020: Sparrow Park Road Open. One large deep pothole in access road. Not recommended for passenger cars with low clearance.
Tillicum Beach Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Tillicum Beach Day Use Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Tyee Boat Ramp Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Tyee Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use /OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area Open to Visitor Expect seasonal flooding.
Umpqua Sand Camping Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Waxmyrtle Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Waxmyrtle Trailhead Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
West Winds Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
West Winds Day Use OHV Staging Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Wild Mare Campground Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Wild Mare Day Use Closed to Visitor To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Woods Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Opening May 22 at noon. 03/06/2020: Watch for traffic on road.
Areas & Activities


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