Waxmyrtle Campground

Siuslaw National Forest

Waxmyrtle Campground is located 8 miles south of Florence within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The campground is situated near the beach, several hiking trails, and a non-motorized section of open dunes. These nearby attractions, combined with excellent campground amenities, make Waxmyrtle an ideal camping destination. Waxmyrtle also borders the picturesque Siltcoos River Estuary, where wildlife viewing is a popular pastime for campers.

Camping is available from May 1 through September 30 and amenities include drinking water, a campground host, flush toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, recycling, and trash collection. Parking aprons are paved.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The campground is located near the Siltcoos River and is situated among shore pine, huckleberry, and other coastal shrubs and conifers. Many sites are surrounded by a thick wall of coastal shrubbery, providing ample privacy from neighboring sites. The campground is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which is known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level.

Nearby Attractions

Siltcoos Lake offers bass, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout fishing. The Siltcoos off-highway vehicle staging area is located less than 1 mile west of the campground on the Siltcoos Beach Access Road.


The campground serves as the starting point for the Waxmyrtle Trail, which follows the Siltcoos River as it winds its way to the Pacific Ocean. Other nearby trails include the Lagoon Trail and the Chief Tsiltcoos Trail. Nearby off-road vehicle trails and open dune riding areas provide hours of fun for off-road enthusiasts.

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


Oregon Dunes Visitor Center 855 HWY 101 Reedsport OR 97467

Phone Number

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

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Driving Directions

From Florence, OR, travel seven miles south on Highway 101 to the Siltcoos Beach Access Road. Turn right onto the Siltcoos Beach Access Road and proceed one mile west to Waxmrytle Campground. Turn left (south) at the bridge; the campground entrance is across the bridge on the south shoreline of the Siltcoos River.

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