South Jetty Thousand Trails Campground, Oregon

Top Photo: Rainy day walk on the beach near the South Jetty.

"Second stop on the Oregon coast at South Jetty Thousand Trails near Florence. Lots to do & see in the area! Note the vintage RV a couple of sites over tucked in the trees."


South Jetty Thousand Trails Campground: Site A17, this site has full hookup, 193 total sites 159 ft elevation. October 15th - 26th.

Overall Experience: neutral

wind damage A nasty wind storm came through the campground. We were lucky, but our neighbors not so. Several trees came down on their brand new coach.

Siltcoos Lake & River Trails

The Siltcoos Lake Trail, located in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, is just south of Florence. This easy to follow trail starts on an old logging road that looks more like a double-wide trail. After about .8 miles, the trail turns into a single-track trail that splits into a loop. At the far end of the loop, along the lake, are six primitive campsites and an outhouse.

Along the way, we talked to several people gathering Chanterelle mushrooms. Apparently, this is a good area to find them at this time of year.

We had an enjoyable hike on a rolling trail through a beautiful forest, with a nice lake view at the far end. We ended up walking a tad over four miles.

Photo of the trail map at the trailhead. Notice the raindrops on the sign.

The Silcoos River Tail begins near Waxmyrtle Campground across Hwy 101 from Siltcoos Lake Trailhead and follows the meandering Silcoos River, which eventually flows into the Pacific ocean.

Along the stunning Oregon Coast, just south of the charming town of Florence, lies the South Jetty Thousand Trails Campground. This year-round RV resort offers 184 sites, providing the perfect base to explore the natural wonders of the region.

Proximity to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

One of the standout features of the South Jetty Thousand Trails Campground is its proximity to the breathtaking Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Just a short drive away, visitors can access the Siltcoos Lake Trail, a picturesque path that winds through the dunes and offers a glimpse into the area's unique ecosystem.

Exploring Siltcoos Lake Trail

The trail, which starts on an old logging road, is an easy and family-friendly hike, making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. As you stroll along the Siltcoos Lake Trail, you'll be surrounded by towering sand dunes, lush vegetation, and the occasional glimpse of the sparkling lake.

Birdwatching Opportunities

The trail is an excellent spot for birdwatching, with a variety of species calling the area home. Keep an eye out for the elusive western snowy plover, a threatened shorebird that nests in the dunes.

Off-Roading at South Jetty

The South Jetty area is a prime destination for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. The nearby Driftwood Campground offers direct sand access to the Oregon Dunes, allowing visitors to explore the vast, undulating landscape on their ATVs, dune buggies, or other off-road vehicles.

Amenities at South Jetty Thousand Trails Campground

Back at the South Jetty Thousand Trails Campground, guests can enjoy a range of amenities and activities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Basketball court
  • Walking trails

The campground's proximity to the ocean provides ample opportunities for beachcombing, fishing, and simply taking in the stunning coastal views.

Exploring Florence

The nearby town of Florence is a charming destination in its own right, offering a variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Visitors can stroll along the historic Old Town district, browse the local art galleries, or indulge in fresh seafood at one of the many waterfront eateries.

Siuslaw River Bridge

One of the must-visit attractions in Florence is the Siuslaw River Bridge, a stunning Art Deco-style structure that spans the river and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The bridge, which was completed in 1936, is a testament to the region's rich history and architectural heritage.

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