Welcome to the 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.

Recent News


Join the Forest Service! We’re Hiring for Nearly 50 Seasonal Positions

The Siuslaw National Forest Service will be accepting applications for nearly 50 seasonal spring and summer jobs on USAJOBS.gov from Sept. 17 – Oct. 12, 2018. Positions are available in multiple fields, including recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archaeology.

Seasonal employment with the Forest Service is a great way to help protect public lands, support local communities, and learn new skills. If you’re interested in working with a dedicated team of people who take pride in managing our national forests, we encourage you to consider joining the team.

View all seasonal opportunities and find hiring official contacts on our summer jobs page.

Family Friendly Siuslaw

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Being outdoors can help your mind and body at the same time and has powerful benefits to children. We love helping families, schools, and community groups get their kids outside to explore the forest. Whether they’re hiking under big trees, poking around tidepools, learning about streams or meadows, or just being silly on a sand dune, kids gain a lot from time spent outside. The Siuslaw offers many ways for kids and families to experience nature and pique their curiosity about the world around them.

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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.