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part ofLoon Lake Recreation Site, Bureau of Land Management
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


Loon Lake is a popular recreation area 20 miles east of Reedsport, Oregon. It boasts one of the coast's finest campgrounds with a warm, sandy beach.

The lake is perfect for swimming, fishing and water skiing. Campsites, some of which are accessible, are available for tent campers and RVs alike.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in the Coast Mountain Range in southwestern Oregon. Douglas fir, western hemlock and red cedar trees forest this beautiful site.

Loon Lake covers 260 acres, is 2 miles long and 190' deep.


Loon Lake provides excellent boating, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and swimming opportunities. Visitors love to relax on the sandy beaches alongside the lake.


The campground provides flush toilets, showers, paved roads, parking spurs and an amphitheater with educational programs.

Sites contain picnic tables, fire rings and grills. The campground opens the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend and closes at the end of September.

Nearby Attractions:

The Oregon Coast offers a myriad of exciting recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving, tidepooling and wandering the expansive beaches. Loon Lake is less than an hour from charming Winchester Bay on the Pacific Ocean.

The town of Reedsport, Oregon is just 20 miles away, and lies near the confluence of three rivers. The town is just outside the vast Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, where visitors enjoy hiking, paddling, wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, sand play, beach access and OHV riding.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Educational Programs
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • General Store
  • Hunting
  • Lodging
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • There are no electrical, water or sewer hook-ups
  • Single site fee pays for one vehicle; extra vehicle must be registered for an additional $7/night/vehicle up to a total of two vehicles. Double site fee pays for two vehicles; extra vehicle must be registered for an additional $7/night/vehicle up to a total of four vehicles.
  • Pets and glass are prohibited in the day use area
  • For more information, call 541-599-2254 during summer months; 541-751-4280 during winter months
  • Do not leave personal property, including canopies or shade structures, unattended overnight in the day use area or they will be subject to removal
  • A firewood quarantine is in effect to protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species; please click here for more information

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.59722, -123.84028
43°35'50"N, 123°50'25"W

From I-5 in Oregon, take the Drain Exit south of Cottage Grove.Travel 43 miles west on State HWY 38 to Mill Creek Road, 4 miles west of Scottsburg. From US HWY 101 and Reedsport, travel 13 miles east on State HWY 38 to Mill Creek Road. Watch for Loon Lake Recreation Area sign on HWY 38 between mileposts 13 and 14. Turn south onto Mill Creek Road, travel 7 miles to the Recreation Area. The entrance is on the right, between the large boulders.

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Information:  (541)599-2254
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