Tahkenitch Campground

Siuslaw National Forest

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.

If you recently visited this campground, please consider filling out the Siuslaw’s online recreation site visitor feedback form . Your feedback will help inform long-term planning for the Forest’s recreation program. You can also visit the Forest Service website for more information.  

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.

Need to Know

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 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.

Nearby Attractions

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

Recreation

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.

Changes & Cancellations

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. 

Contact Information

Mailing

Oregon Dunes Visitor Center 855 Highway 101 Reedsport OR 97467

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 541-271-6000

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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