Log In
Join Now

Camping at Tahkenitch Landing Campground

Scan for Cancellations
All campsites booked in Tahkenitch Landing Campground? Create a scan and we’ll notify you when somebody cancels.
Scan for Cancellations

Overview of Tahkenitch Landing Campground

Tahkenitch Landing Campground is a scenic camping area nestled within the Siuslaw National Forest on the western coast of Oregon. This campground is notable for its proximity to the Tahkenitch Lake and dunes, offering visitors a unique combination of forested areas, water-based recreational activities, and access to nearby dunes.


Located near the Oregon Coast, Tahkenitch Landing Campground is situated about 18 miles north of Reedsport, Oregon. It is accessible via Highway 101. The campground serves as a convenient base for exploring the surrounding natural attractions, including the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Facilities and Amenities

  • Campsites: The campground provides several campsites equipped for tent and RV camping. Some loops may have sites with electric hookups.
  • Restrooms: Vault toilets are typically provided.
  • Water: Drinking water may be seasonally available. Campers should verify water availability, especially if visiting early or late in the camping season.
  • Picnic Tables: Each site generally comes with a picnic table.
  • Fire Rings: You can expect fire rings or grills at each campsite for cooking and campfires.


  • Boating and Fishing: Tahkenitch Lake is popular for boating and fishing. Anglers can fish for species like largemouth bass and cutthroat trout.
  • Hiking: Several trails are available in the vicinity, offering the chance to explore the local flora and fauna.
  • Dune Exploration: The close proximity to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area makes it an excellent spot for dune exploration and activities like sandboarding.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: Some sites may be reservable while others are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers should check availability and reserve sites through the National Recreation Reservation Service.
  • Fees: There is usually a nightly fee for camping. Additional fees may apply for extra vehicles, and the rates can vary by season and site amenities.


  • Pets: Pets are typically allowed but must be kept on leash.
  • Fires: Campfires are usually allowed within designated fire rings, but fire restrictions may be in place during dryer months, and campers should check current rules.
  • Quiet Hours: Campgrounds typically enforce quiet hours for the comfort of all guests.

Seasonal Information

The campground is generally operational from spring through fall, closing for the winter months. Exact opening and closing dates can change yearly based on weather conditions, so visitors should verify the current status before planning the trip.

Local Attractions

Apart from the lake and sand dunes, the area is also close to:

  • Various Beaches: The Oregon Coast offers numerous beaches for seaside activities.
  • Umpqua Lighthouse: The historic Umpqua River Lighthouse is located to the south near the town of Winchester Bay.

Important Tips

  • Weather Preparedness: The weather can change rapidly at the coast, so packing layered clothing and waterproof gear is recommended.
  • Wildlife Precautions: This is a natural area where you may encounter wildlife. Store food securely and keep a safe distance from animals.
  • Leave No Trace: As with any outdoor activity, following Leave No Trace principles helps preserve the environment.

Before heading to Tahkenitch Landing Campground, it's a good idea to contact the Siuslaw National Forest ranger district for the most current information on conditions, regulations, and any alerts that might affect your visit.

Location of Tahkenitch Landing Campground
Scan for Cancellations
All campsites booked in Tahkenitch Landing Campground? Create a scan and we’ll notify you when somebody cancels.
Scan for Cancellations
National Parks Badges

Get The Campsite Reservations You Want

Create a scan to get notified once a reservation opens at a campground you're interested in.