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LAGOON CAMPGROUND, OR

part ofSiuslaw National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LAGOON CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lagoon Campground. perched beside a lagoon with access to the popular mile-long Lagoon Trail, is about 7 miles south of Florence. Most sites are surrounded by beautiful coastal shrubbery.

Fishing and hiking are popular, and a beach on Oregon's Pacific Coast is within reach.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of 100 feet, the campground sits among shorepine and huckleberry along the Siltcoos Lagoon and the Siltcoos River. The campground is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level.

Wildlife is abundant in the campground and along the Lagoon trail, attracting many happy photographers. Native inhabitants include beavers, nutrias, ducks, herons, and bitterns - a waterfowl relative of the heron.

Recreation:

The Lagoon Trail is an accessible loop trail that provides wetland wildlife viewing on boardwalks.The Waxmyrtle Trail is a 1.3-mile interpretive trail that offers outstanding views of the lower river estuary and the Pacific Ocean as it winds its way along the river to the beach. The Chief Tsiltcoos Trail is also nearby.

Anglers can find rainbow trout in the lagoon in winter and spring. In Siltcoos Lake, bass, steelhead, cutthroat trout, yellow perch and bluegill may take the bait.

Facilities:

Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water from a pressurized system, picnic tables and fire rings with grills. Parking aprons are paved.

A dump station is located less than 4 miles away at Honeyman State Park.

Nearby Attractions:

Boating is available at Tahkenitch Lake and Siltcoos Lake. Off-road vehicle riding trails weave along the nearby dunes.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Beach Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pay Phone
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
  • No RV hookups available
  • Vehicles must stay within the striped paved areas
  • For more information on Siuslaw National Forest, click here

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.88056, -124.14028
43°52'50"N, 124°8'25"W

From Florence, Oregon, drive south on Highway 101 to the Siltcoos Beach Access Road. Turn right on Siltcoos Beach Access Road and proceed 1 mile to Lagoon Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LAGOON CAMPGROUND

  OR 

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)271-6000
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