Lakes and Waterways

The Siltcoos River

The Siltcoos River is a 3-mile stream on the central coast of Oregon and begins at Siltcoos Lake. The river meanders generally west to the Pacific Ocean. The river passes through the Westlake section of Dunes City, under U.S. Route 101, and through a marshy area and sand dunes of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which is within Siuslaw National Forest.

The river’s relative flatness makes it suitable for canoeing in either direction. Campgrounds along or near the river include Tyee, on the east side of Route 101, as well as Waxmyrtle, Lagoon, and Driftwood on the west side. Tyee and the Lodgepole picnic area near the lake have canoe launch points; a small dam just west of Route 101 requires the use of a portage.

Trails wind through areas near the river. A 0.7-mileĀ  self-guided nature trail follows an oxbow bend in the river near Lagoon campground.[6] A 1.3-mile trail meanders along the river from Waxmyrtle campground to the beach, and a 4.3-mile loop trail connects primitive campgrounds near Siltcoos Lake.[6



The Port of Siuslaw

Port of Siuslaw Campground & Marina
100 Harbor St
Florence, OR 97439


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