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Tahkenitch Campground

8 Reviews


USDA Forest Service

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.__


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 fishing are popular at nearby Tahkenitch Lake. Fishing may yield cutthroat and steelhead trout, largemouth bass, and yellow perch.


This facility has 23 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.

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 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.


For facility specific information, please call (541) 271-6000.

Nearby Attractions

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

Charges & 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.__

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8 Reviews

Riley N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2022

Good clean campground

This campground had everything you need. Fire pit and table ready for you. Grounds are accessible and when you’ve been driving all night it’s exactly what you’re looking for. Must have reservation

Month of VisitOctober
Michael The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2021

No frills campground, great hike

Campground doesn't have a formal check-in process. Reservations made online or over the phone only. There are no showers, and the flush-toilet bathrooms are minimally attended. During one of my stays here, bathrooms were closed and only the vault toilets were accessible.

Some campsites are amazing, and others are not so great. The good sites are spacious, secluded, and do not have a driveway. They are hidden in the brush 20-30 yards from where you can park the car. Others are small with little to no privacy, but these ones do have private driveways.

Great starting place for the a hike to the beach through the Oregon dunes. Note that in order to protect snowy plover nests, dogs are not allowed on this section of the beach during certain times of the year.

Stayed here once in 2020 when wildfires broke out. Had to go home early because smoke filled the entire state. Second time we stayed, it poured rain. Might not try my luck again.

Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed May. 30, 2021

Clean and Green

We were able to make a reservation the night of which is nice.

The areas were all very well kept. The walking trails were a beautiful hike in the morning.

Bathrooms had running water and were very clean.

Would definitely recommend and camp here again.

Month of VisitJune


Tahkenitch Campground is located in Oregon

Detail location of campground


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.


43.795806 N
124.148957 W

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