Driftwood is an off-road vehicle-oriented campground that offers direct sand access to the thrilling Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Designated off-road vehicle routes and open riding zones are both nearby, making this campground a premier destination for off-roading enthusiasts. Driftwood attracts riders looking for the action of dune riding combined with the comfort of camping in a developed campsite.
The layout of the campground is a large parking lot with designated camping sites. Most sites have a picnic table and campfire ring, but RV pull-through sites 49-58 do not have these amenities. The campground has flush toilets, drinking water, and trash and recycling collection.
Notice to all Dune Riders!
The Oregon dunes have the highest off-highway vehicle incident rates in the state. Before riding, please be aware of dune riding hazards and what you and others can do to stay safe. Here are some dune riding safety tips along with some general riding tips that can help redu ce incidents.
Oregon ATV Program information can be found at www.OregonOHV.org.
Guidelines for a safe visit to the Siuslaw National Forest
The Siuslaw’s campgrounds, day use areas, and trails continue to be open for public enjoyment. While you are visiting the Forest, please adhere to the following guidelines. These guidelines will help ensure a safe and healthy visit for you and your family, our employees and volunteers, and other visitors:
Please keep in mind that restrooms are generally cleaned and disinfected at least once daily at the more popular campgrounds and day use sites, and once to three times a week at other sites.
Be prepared to provide your own soap, sanitizer, or disinfectant.
If no trash receptacle is provided, please protect your public lands by packing out your waste and trash.
For more information on COVID-19 in Oregon, please visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Forest Service-operated campsites on the Siuslaw National Forest are currently available by online reservation only. This policy allows us to continue providing camping opportunities to the public while still mitigating COVID concerns.
Visitors can make reservations online through this website (preferred), or via phone by calling the recreation.gov phone line at 877-444-6777. If you call this number, please be prepared for longer-than-usual wait times. Please note that the Siuslaw National Forest does not have any control over the recreation.gov phone line, so we ask you to please prepare by making reservations well in advance.
Sites must occupied within first 24 hours of arrival time. Otherwise unoccupied sites will be considered a "no-show" and will be released.
All vehicles must stay within striped paved areas
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.
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Driftwood sits in the heart of Oregon's coastal dunes, a short distance from the beaches of the Pacific Coast. The Siltcoos River, which flows from Siltcoos Lake into the Pacific Ocean, is also nearby.
The campground is surrounded by coastal vegetation, including shore pine, waxmyrtle, huckleberry, and salal. A large section of open dunes is located north of the campground, with a designated off-road vehicle route leading riders through the forest to the open sand.
A wide variety of wildlife species are present in this area.
The nearby Siltcoos Lake offers bass, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout fishing. Canoes and kayaks can also float the Siltcoos River.
For additional hiking opportunities, check out the Siltcoos Lake Trail and Taylor Dunes Trail, which are both located along Highway 101.
South Jetty offers additional staging areas and riding areas for off-road vehicles.
This is an outstanding destination for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. The Driftwood II off-road vehicle route begins at the campground and leads riders north into a large section of open sand dunes. This riding area extends all the way to South Jetty Road.
For added variety, visitors can enjoy beachcombing, swimming, sunbathing, and watching sea birds at the nearby beach. If in season, whales may be spotted in the ocean as well.
For other non-motorized hiking opportunities, visitors can explore the Waxmyrtle Trail, which follows the Siltcoos River from Waxmyrtle Campground to the beach. Elsewhere, visitors can hike the Lagoon Trail, which circles the Lagoon Campground.
Campsites that are not occupied after 24 hours of arrival time will be considered as a "no show" and sites will be released for others to reserve. If campers will be arriving after 24 hours of their arrival time, they are encouraged to call the ranger station at 541-271-6000 to let staff know.
Oregon Dunes Visitor Center 855 Highway 101 Reedsport OR 97467
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-271-6000
From Florence, OR, travel about seven miles south on Highway 101 to the Siltcoos Beach Access Road. Turn right and proceed for 1.3 miles to the Driftwood II Campground entrance. Turn right and follow the access road for a short distance, then make a second right into the campground.