Tahkenitch Landing Campground sits on the shores of Tahkenitch Lake. The campground is located within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, 9 miles north of Reedsport and 13 miles south of Florence, Oregon. The lake welcomes boating, swimming, and fishing for bass and trout. Hiking trails are nearby, providing rewarding walks through the dunes to the Pacific Ocean.
Bird watching, boating, and fishing are popular activities at the lake. Fishing may yield cutthroat and steelhead trout, largemouth bass, and yellow perch.
For a change of scenery, campers can cross the road to the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail, which weaves through a conifer forest and across an open section of dunes to a beach along the Pacific.
A boat ramp is provided and each campsite comes with a picnic table and a fire ring with grill. Vault toilets are onsite and families can enjoy picnicking in the day-use picnic area. Sites 2 - 8 have no turnarounds and are limited to tent camping or small campers.
No water is available, so campers should bring a sufficient amount for drinking and washing.
Tahkenitch Lake spans 2,118 acres. Sites that fit tents or small campers sit on the rim of the lake, while larger sites that accommodate RVs are up the hill overlooking the lake. The grassy campground is hugged by coastal trees and shrubbery, including mixed pine and cedar.
Wildlife watching is a popular pastime for campers. Portions of the nearby beaches are protected as nesting areas for the snowy plover, which is a small shorebird with a tan tail and snowy white underside.
Nearby off-road vehicle trails at South Jetty provide hours of fun for off-road enthusiasts.
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.