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SILTCOOS SAND CAMPING, OR

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

Overview

Siltcoos is located about seven miles south of Florence, within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This unique facility is an off-road enthusiast's dream. Designated routes crisscross various dunes and forests within the recreation area. Visitors also enjoy relaxing on the beach and swimming in the ocean.

Natural Features:

Campsites are located directly on the sand, dispersed along the coast and the Siltcoos River. The dunefield is known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering 500 feet above sea level. The region marks the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America.

Snowy plovers, a threatened species of small coastal bird, has a designated nesting habitat within Oregon Dunes Recreation Area.

Recreation:

Off-road vehicle riding is the ultimate attraction at Siltcoos. Stagecoach Trailhead provides access to several trails, including the accessible Lagoon Trail and the longer Waxmyrtle Trail, which meanders through the coastal shore pine forests and along the Siltcoos River to the beach.

Visitors also enjoy swimming and birding at the beach. A variety of shorebirds are often spotted on the shore. Seasonal whale-watching is a popular activity.

Facilities:

Siltcoos' year-round campsites must be accessed by 4X4 vehicles only. Standard sites accommodate up to 20 people and five vehicles. Two group sites accommodate up to 40 people and 10 vehicles. This is a popular facility and reservations are recommended.

The campground is primitive and provides no water, restrooms or campfire rings. Visitors must bring their own water, portable toilets and fire pans.

Nearby Attractions:

Sutton Lake is just 8 miles north of Siltcoos, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing and canoeing. A boat ramp is located on-site.

Many hiking trails lie east of the campground in the foothills of the coastal mountains.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Beach Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Lake Access
Know Before You Go
  • Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only
  • No drinking water, restrooms or fire rings; please bring all necessary equipment including water, portable toilets and fire pans
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • State of Oregon OHV permit required for off-road vehicle use
  • All motorized vehicles on sand must adhere to Oregon OHV regulations; click here for information
  • Sound limit at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is 93 decibels
  • This facility has first-come, first-serve sites outside the reservation season
  • Click here for more information on the Siuslaw National Forest

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.95639, -124.11694
43°57'23"N, 124°7'1"W

From Florence, Oregon, drive 7 miles south on Highway 101 to the Siltcoos Beach Access Road. Turn west and proceed 1 mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SILTCOOS SAND CAMPING
855 HIGHWAY 101
REEDSPORT OR 97467

Phone Number:

Information: (541)271-6000
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