The Siuslaw National Forest is located in the western center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


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 accomplished last year.


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Recent News


Planning a visit to the Oregon Dunes? Share the Beach!

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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.

Large Crowds Expected for the Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Total solar eclipse

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.

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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.


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.

Oregon Dunes NRA

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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.