This campground is closed for the off-season
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 swimming are popular at nearby Tahkenitch Lake. Fishing may yield cutthroat and steelhead trout, largemouth bass, and yellow perch.
This facility has 30 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.
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 are 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.
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.