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TAHKENITCH CAMPGROUND, OR

part ofSiuslaw National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: TAHKENITCH CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Tahkenitch Campground is a beautiful campground located in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, 8 miles north of Reedsport. The campground offers some very secluded sites with local coastal shrubbery and some sites that are more open. Three hiking trails can be accessed next to the campground, leading to the Threemile Lake and the Tahkenitch Dunes.

Across the road is Tahkenitch Lake. The name Tahkenitch means "lake of many fingers." Fishing here can be relaxing and rewarding.

Natural Features:

The campground is within reach of coastal forests, expansive dunes, Tahkenitch Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Many sites are heavily wooded and secluded, separated by a thick understory.

Douglas fir and wild berries are can be seen throughout Tahkenitch. The lake spans 1,674 acres. Roosevelt elk, pelicans, sea lions and bald eagles are just some of the wildlife that live in this area.

Recreation:

The day-use area marks the trailhead for Tahkenitch Dunes Trail, Threemile Lake Trail and Threemile Lake South Trail. All 3 trails are good for sand play and scenery. Tahkenitch Dunes Trail goes through a mile of conifer forest, opening onto the dunes with views of the ocean. The trail then enters a smaller stand of shore pine and completes the journey at the Pacific Coast.

Boating and swimming are popular in the lake. Fishing may reap cutthroat and steelhead trout, largemouth bass and yellow perch.

Facilities:

The campground is equipped with campfire rings, drinking water, flush toilets and picnic tables. Parking aprons are paved and the nearest waste station is at Honeyman State Park, about 10 miles north of campground. No electric hookups are available.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is a few miles from off-road vehicle trails on the dunes.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • Crabbing
  • General Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Pay Phone
Know Before You Go
  • No RV hookups provided
  • 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):
43.79639, -124.1475
43°47'47"N, 124°8'51"W

From Reedsport, drive north 7.5 miles on Highway 101. Campground is on the west (left) side of Highway 101.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TAHKENITCH CAMPGROUND
79750 Highway 101
Gardiner  OR  97441
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