Siuslaw National Forest Guide

While driving along the coast of Oregon, visitors get an unusual sight of trees marching out of the ocean to populate the hills of the Oregon Coast Range with a green blanket that sways with the breeze. When you see this, you know you are in the Siuslaw National Forest. Hidden under the 630,000 acres of forest are majestic dunes, streams filled with fish, sparkling lakes, and hills reaching over 3,000 feet in elevation. The woods are a product of the abundant rainfall and temperate climate that make up this part of the Pacific Northwest. Set aside by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 as a protected zone, this forest is visited by millions each year who are traveling to and from the coast via interior valleys housing towns like Corvallis, Salem, or Eugene, OR. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Siuslaw National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Siuslaw National Forest

The Siuslaw National Forest enjoys the benefits of two significant forces. The climate is temperate so that plants are free to grow without the restrictions experienced by flora in arid areas. Along with the favorable environment is the immense amount of precipitation the region experiences. These two forces combine to create a climate friendly to plant life that welcomes interesting, new species you won't see anywhere else. 

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How to get to Siuslaw National Forest

Address: 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

Fee: Entry fee $0

Many roads pass through sections of the Siuslaw National Forest. Using an RV takes advantage of those roads. You can drive into state parks, towns, and up to trailheads throughout the forest. The only place you cannot take an RV is into one of the three wilderness areas inside the forest. For hikers, it is an ideal situation when they use an RV. They can leave for a hike in the morning, knowing they have a comfortable spot to return in the evening.