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:
By state orders, everyone age 5 and older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth in indoor public spaces and outdoors when physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible.
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.
Be prepared for limited or no services, including no trash collection at recreation 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.
The state has issued a travel advisory recommending that visitors from out of state (including Oregon residents returning from another state or country) should self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival.
For more information on COVID-19 in Oregon, please visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
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.
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.
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.
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.