Welcome to the Siuslaw National Forest 

Siuslaw National Forest

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From forest floor to ocean shore the Siuslaw National Forest stretches from the lush forests of the coastal mountains to the unique Oregon Dunes and the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Come, play, explore a stunning choice of things to do and see. Find out more about the Siuslaw National Forest and what we've accomplished.


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Looking for more adventure? Explore our recreation section.


Seeking Public Input on Recreation Site Management

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Recreation Site Analysis (RSA) is a consistent and objective process for the long-term planning of a National Forest’s developed recreation program. The Siuslaw National Forest will use RSA to help identify where we should focus investments to maintain health and safety standards, respond to visitors’ needs, and live within our financial and workforce means. 

Proposals being accepted for projects on or near national forest lands

The Siuslaw National Forest is soliciting project proposals to be funded under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, deadline October 15, 2021. Individuals, non-profit organizations, local governments, and others may propose projects that restore watersheds, decommission or maintain roads, control noxious weeds, or otherwise improve the condition of national forest lands. Proposed projects need not be implemented on Forest Service lands, but must show a benefit to national forest resources.

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Marys Peak

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On a clear day, from the top of the Marys Peak, the highest point in Oregon’s Coast Range, you can see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and many of the Cascade peaks to the east.

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

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Towering trees through a coastal fog. Frothy surf crashing upon jagged shores. Majestic headlands with clear views for miles. It's all here where the forest meets the sea.


Oregon Dunes

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Hiking, paddling, wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, sand play, beach access, OHV riding - the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area has it all.

Sand Lake Recreation Area

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Sand Lake Recreation Area, on Oregon's North Coast, covers 1,076 acres of open sand dunes, surrounded by forests and adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. It offers a variety of recreation.