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.
Looking for more adventure? Explore our recreation section.
Beachgoers are urged to help recovery efforts of the threatened Western snowy plover by respecting nesting areas and beach restrictions March 15 through Sept. 15. Certain beaches, listed here, are known plover nesting areas. On these plover beaches, the dry sand and dunes are closed to all access, except along official trails, to protect eggs and chicks.
On the morning of August 21, 2017, Oregon will experience an event that hasn’t happened here since 1979. A total solar eclipse, in which the moon passes between the sun and earth obscuring the view of the sun from a few locations for a few dramatic minutes, is for many people a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In anticipation of large crowds that are expected to travel to key points in western Oregon to view the eclipse, we are in the process of developing plans to help manage an unusually large influx of visitors to the forest.