Lagoon Campground is located about 8 miles south of Florence within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Most of the campground's sites are surrounded by beautiful coastal shrubbery. Fishing and hiking are popular here, with the Lagoon Trail providing a short but scenic hiking loop around the perimeter of the campground. A beach along the Pacific Ocean is also within walking distance.
Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, trash collection, recycling, and fire rings with grills. Parking aprons are paved. A dump station is located less than 5 miles away at Honeyman State Park.
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.
At an elevation of 100 feet, the campground sits among shore pine and huckleberry along the Siltcoos Lagoon and the Siltcoos River. The campground is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level. Wildlife is abundant in the campground and along the Lagoon Trail. Native animal inhabitants include beavers, ducks, herons, and bitterns (a waterfowl relative of the heron).
Boating is available at Tahkenitch Lake and Siltcoos Lake. Off-road vehicle riding trails weave along the nearby dunes.
The Lagoon Trail is an accessible loop that provides wetland wildlife viewing on boardwalks. On the south side of the Siltcoos River, the 1.3-mile Waxmyrtle Trail offers outstanding views of the lower Siltcoos estuary and the Pacific Ocean. The Chief Tsiltcoos Trail is also nearby. Anglers can find rainbow trout in the lagoon in winter and spring. In Siltcoos Lake, bass, steelhead, cutthroat trout, yellow perch, and bluegill may take the bait.
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 HWY 101 Reedsport OR 97467
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-271-6000
From Florence, Oregon, drive south for about seven miles on Highway 101 to the Siltcoos Beach Access Road. Turn right onto the Siltcoos Beach Access Road and proceed for 1 mile to the Lagoon Campground entrance, which will be on the right.