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TAHKENITCH LANDING, OR

part ofSiuslaw National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: TAHKENITCH LANDING (OR)
Status: Open through Sun Dec 28 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

On the shores of Tahkenitch Lake sits Tahkenitch Landing Campground, 9 miles north of Reedsport, Oregon. The lake welcomes boating, swimming and fishing for bass and trout. Hiking trails are nearby, providing rewarding walks around the lake, through the dunes, and to the Pacific Ocean.

Natural Features:

Tahkenitch Lake spans 1,674 acres. Sites that fit tents or small campers sit on the rim of the lake, while larger sites that accommodate RVs are up the hill overlooking the lake. The grassy campground is hugged by coastal trees and shrubbery, including mixed pine and cedar.

Wildlife watching is a popular pastime for campers. Portions of the nearby estuary are protected nesting areas for the snowy plover, a small shorebird with a tan tail and snowy white underside.

Recreation:

Bird watching and fishing are among the activities along the lake. Fishing may reap cutthroat and steelhead trout, largemouth bass and yellow perch.

For a change of scenery, campers can cross the road to the start of the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail, which weaves through a conifer forest and across an open section of dunes to a beach along the Pacific.

Facilities:

A boat ramp is provided and each campsite comes with a picnic table and a fire ring with grill. Vault toilets are onsite and families enjoy picnicking in the day-use picnic area. Sites 1 - 8 have no turnarounds and are limited to tent camping or small campers.

No drinking water is available, so campers should bring a sufficient amount.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby off-road vehicle trails provide hours of fun for off-road enthusiasts.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • Crabbing
  • General Store
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • No water available; please bring an ample amount
  • 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):
43.79667, -124.1475
43°47'48"N, 124°8'51"W

From Reedsport, travel north 7.5 miles on Highway 101. Campground is on east (right) side of Highway 101.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TAHKENITCH LANDING
79835 Highway 101
Gardiner  OR  97441
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