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Eel Creek Campground


Campground Description:  Eel Creek Campground is owned and operated by the US Forest Service.  The Horsfall Recreation Area consists of the Horsfall Campground, Horsfall Beach Campground, Bluebill Campground, Eel Creek Campground and the Wild Mare Horse Campground.  This area is set up for off road vehicle enthusiasts to take their vehicles out and explore sand dunes that reach from the edge of the ocean to heights of almost 500 feet.  Eel Creek Campground is the single exception to being primarily an off road heaven.  Eel Creek is set up for those campers who want to explore the sand dunes.  Unlike the Horsfall Campground and the Horsfall Beach Campground, Eel Creek Campground offers tent campers and RV campers the luxury of individual campsites and trees.  Eel Creek Campground is perhaps the nicest of the campgrounds in the Horsfall Recreation Area.  Open May 1 to September 30.  Reservations are possible.  Complete shopping and services are available in Reedsport and Coos Bay.

Number of Sites:  51 RV camping sites and 2 tent camping sites

Electricity:  No

Water:  At several central locations

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  None in campground.  The nearest is William M. Tugman State Park, 3.2 miles north on Highway 101.  If traveling south then in Coos Bay (14.8) miles south) offers the Public Sani Dump Station - Hwy. 101, south end of town, Front Street between Alder Avenue (125 yards) and East Market Avenue (125 yards) $1.00 fee Map to the public Sani Dump

Directions:  Eel Creek Campground is located 10.2 miles south of Reedsport on Highway 101 and 14.8 miles north of downtown Coos Bay

Fishing:  Deep sea fishing, Salmon and Steelhead charters are available in Reedsport. A complete list of charter services and fishing guide services are available here: Reedsport Charters and Fishing Guide Services

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very good as the only light pollution is from the park and from the city, 10 miles north.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 43.58867 N, -124.18714 W

Nearby Golfing: 

Forest Hills Country Club
1 Country Club Dr
Reedsport, OR  97467-1867
United States
Forest Hills Country Club

Contact Information: 

Siuslaw National Forest
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Eel Creek Campground

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The sign at the entrance to Eel Creek Campground


A map of both the north and south campgrounds at Eel Creek Campground


Eel Creek Campground offers flush toilets but no showers


A pull through RV camping site at Eel Creek Campground


Two of the campsites at Eel Creek Campground are meant for tent camping only


A map of the hiking areas at Eel Creek Campground


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