Tahkenitch Campground

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

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Oregon Coast Hwy. Gardiner, OR 97441 541-271-6000 541-750-7000 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 43.7958, -124.1489

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 34
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: May - Oct.
Elevation: 92 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Minneapolis, MN Winnebago Micro Minnie Volvo XC90
43 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1

webster would stay here again

“Good dry camping, lots of options to choose from”

Reviewed Feb 26, 2017

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Because there are so many campgrounds to choose from, let me start by listing out all the options. This is one of many campgrounds in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There are campgrounds in the Siltcoos Area (Carter Lake, Lagoon, Tyee, and Waxmyrtle), the Umpqua Dunes Area (Eel Creek), the Spinreel to Horsfall Area (Bluebill and Wild Mare), and here in the Tahkenitch Area. Of course, there are even more in the entire Siuslaw National Forest (which this is part of).

There are actually two campgrounds with deceptively similar names in the Tahkenitch Area: Tahkenitch Campground (this page) and Tahkenitch Landing. Both are campgrounds, and both are right next to each other. Make sure you're looking at the right one when researching and reserving.

This one (Tahkenitch Campground) has no hookups, but does have flush toilets and drinking water stations), 26 sites, but 17 of them are tent-only, some of the back-in sites are actually asphalt with a little picnic area. On the other hand, Tahkenitch Landing has 28 sites with no hookups, no water available, and vault toilets.

So, I think Tahkenitch Campground is the better option because of the layout (more privacy) and water availability, but the Landing has waterfront sites available, and has more options are larger rigs. Recreation.gov lists max rig lengths and has some low-resolution site photos during the booking process.

Privacy is really hit or miss at both campgrounds, and you will hear highway noise at both.

Great hiking trails accessible from the campground, and this is a great campground if you're planning to do use the off-road vehicle trails. You can't access the OHV/ORV trails from the campground, and you can't use your OHV/ORVs in the campground. Sadly, this is not always a rule that is followed, which contributes to noise. There's a boat ramp at the park, and the day-use area is next to the Landing.

Really, as long as you get a good spot somewhere in Oregon Dunes, you can't go wrong. This is a fantastic place to spend awhile exploring the region, and I wish I had more time when I was there.

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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