Tahkenitch Campground is a beautiful camping destination located in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, 8 miles north of Reedsport. The campground offers some very secluded sites surrounded by local coastal shrubbery, with some other sites that are more open. Three hiking trails can be accessed next to the campground, leading to 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.
This facility has 30 campsites and 1 host site. All sites are currently available by reservation only. 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.
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.
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 the campground. 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.
The campground is a few miles from off-road vehicle trails on the dunes.
The adjacent day use area serves as the trailhead for Tahkenitch Dunes Trail, Threemile Lake Trail, and Threemile Lake South Trail. All three 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 its journey at the Pacific Coast.
Boating and swimming are popular at nearby Tahkenitch Lake. Fishing may yield cutthroat and steelhead trout, largemouth bass, and yellow perch.
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 Reedsport: Drive north for 8 miles on Highway 101. The campground entrance is on the west (left) side of the highway.
From Florence: Drive south for 14 miles on Highway 101. The campground entrance is on the west (right) side of the highway.