Siltcoos Sand Camping
Siuslaw National Forest
Siltcoos is located about seven miles south of Florence, within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This unique facility is an off-road enthusiast's dream. Designated routes crisscross various dunes and forests within the recreation area. Visitors also enjoy relaxing on the beach and playing in the surf.
Siltcoos' year-round sand campsites must be accessed by 4X4 vehicles only. Standard sites accommodate up to 20 people and five vehicles. Two group sites accommodate up to 40 people and 10 vehicles. This is a popular facility and reservations are required.
The campground is primitive and provides no water, restrooms or campfire rings. Visitors must bring their own water, portable toilets and fire pans.
Standard sites are limited to 5 cars and 20 poeple. Group sites are limited to 10 vehicles and 40 people.
Need to Know
Due to the recent influx of recreationists on the Siuslaw National Forest, Forest Service-operated campgrounds went to 100% online reservations as of August 3rd. This change 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.
We’re pleased to welcome visitors back to Siuslaw National Forest campgrounds.
For your safety, and the safety of other visitors and our staff, please follow these guidelines to ensure recreation sites remain open:
- Please follow State of Oregon guidelines by maintaining physical distance of at least six (6) feet per person except among members of the same household or campsite.
- Each campsite or group site has a designated maximum number of people allowed. Campers must adhere to these limits.
- To adhere to State of Oregon gathering size limits, groups of people congregating in the same area together, including outdoors, should not exceed 10 members of the same household or party.
- Restrooms that are open 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.
- A good portion of your safety relies on you, since any public facility is only as clean as the last person who used it. For your own safety, please bring your own soap, sanitizer, and disinfectant.
- We encourage visitors to wear facial coverings when interacting with other visitors, volunteer campground hosts, and Forest Service staff.
- Please try and provide adequate physical distancing while using trails, parking lots, and restrooms. Avoid congregating in large groups of people.
- Be prepared to find services at other sites you might visit, including restrooms and trash collection, limited or unavailable. Please protect and respect your public lands and pack out your waste and trash.
- We will continue to monitor and evaluate safety conditions at our recreation sites and dispersed areas and will modify our plans as needed. The ability to maintain sites and provide services depends on workforce capacity and availability of personal protective equipment.
For current information, please visit:
Siuslaw National Forest: www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw
State of Oregon: govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19
Oregon Health Authority: govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Stay safe and enjoy your visit
- Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only
- No drinking water, restrooms or fire rings; please bring all necessary equipment including water, portable toilets and fire pans
- Please bring garbage bags; this is a 'pack it in, pack it out' facility
- Alcohol is prohibited
- State of Oregon OHV permit required for off-road vehicle use
- All motorized vehicles on sand must adhere to Oregon OHV regulations; click here for information
- Sound limit at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is 93 decibels
- Click here for more information on the Siuslaw National Forest
- 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.
- Camp only within designated sites and within 150 feet of the site marker
- Sound limit at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is 93db
- Snowy plovers, a threatened species of small coastal bird, has a designated nesting habitat on Siltcoos Beach. Beach access in nesting area restricted during Snowy Plover nesting season (March 15-September 15). The USFS coordinates with Oregon State Parks and beach goers to protect these threatened birds during a very sensitive time.
Campsites are located directly on the sand. The dunefield is known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering 500 feet above sea level. The region marks the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America.
Snowy plovers, a threatened species of small coastal bird, has a designated nesting habitat on Siltcoos Beach. Seasional closures apply.
Sutton Lake is just 8 miles north of Siltcoos, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing and canoeing. A boat ramp is located on-site.
Many hiking trails lie east of the campground in the foothills of the coastal mountains.
Off-road vehicle riding is the ultimate attraction at Siltcoos. Stagecoach Hiking Trailhead provides access to several non-motorized trails, including the accessible Lagoon Trail and the longer Waxmyrtle Trail, which meanders through the coastal shore pine forests and along the Siltcoos River to the beach.
Visitors also enjoy playing in the surf and birding at the beach. A variety of shorebirds are often spotted on the shore. Seasonal whale-watching is a popular activity.
Changes & Cancellations
Normally, a campsite will be released to first-come, first-serve status if it is not occupied within the first 24 hours of the arrival time on the reservation. This campground does not have any first-come, first-serve sites available at this time; with this in mind, the 24-hour arrival policy is temporarily suspended until further notice.
855 HIGHWAY 101 REEDSPORT OR 97467
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-271-6000
Learn more about gear rental options for your trip
From Florence Oregon, travel 7 miles south on Highway 101 to the Siltcoos Beach Access Road. Turn west on Siltcoos Beach Access Road and proceed 1 mile 1.5 miles to Driftwood II Campground on the right. The Sand Access is within the Campground.
- Site 022, Loop SILT, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 023, Loop SILT, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 024, Loop SILT, Type Group Standard Nonelectric
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