Tyee Campground, located 6 miles south of Florence, is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The small campground sits on the northern banks of the Siltcoos River near the Siltcoos Lake outlet. Many campers bring kayaks for paddling up and down the river.
This is a great campground for kids to play and anglers to try their luck from the riverbank.
Hikers can enjoy expansive nearby beaches and explore dune formations above the Siltcoos River. Meanwhile, anglers have a chance to catch coho salmon and bird watchers can view a variety of shorebirds and waterfowl.
Campground amenities include drinking water, vault toilets, and a boat ramp. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill attached. Parking aprons are paved and a dump station is within 4 miles at Honeyman State Park. The campground has 14 sites, all of which are available by reservation only.
A few sites are secluded by coastal shrubbery and other sites are located in an open meadow alongside the water. The Siltcoos River flows west past the campground, starting its journey at the 3,164-acre Siltcoos Lake and emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area boasts the largest coastal dunes system in North America. Roosevelt elk, panfish, and bald eagles are just some of the wildlife that live in this area.
Boating is available at Tahkenitch Lake, Siltcoos Lake, and Siltcoos River. Off-road vehicle riding trails weave along the nearby dunes at South Jetty.
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.