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Pets allowed
Yes-restrictions
Elevation Gain
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Trail type
Loop
Distance
0.50 mi (0.80 km)
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The Oregon Coast is a beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest and a perfect for wildlife watching. The Lagoon Loop Trail located within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, is no exception.

This short, flat, easy 1-mile loop around the lagoon provides ample opportunities to view birds, river otters and other wildlife, while taking in the beauty of the Oregon coastal environment. The trail borders the campground and in some sections connects to a few of the campsites. There are benches, interpretive signs, and boardwalks to make viewing easier. Part of the trail is ADA accessible from the north trailhead. The lagoon is stocked in late winter and early spring for fishing, which also increases the amount of wildlife in the area. Be sure to bring binoculars or a spotting scope.

A small parking area for the trail is located within the Lagoon Campground, where there are restrooms and potable water.

The Lagoon Loop Trail is located along the Siltcoos Access Road, which has numerous opportunities for hiking trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and beach access. This area of the Oregon coast is very popular with off highway vehicles (OHV) and can be exceptionally busy during the summer season.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Wildlife viewing. Easy access.

Cons

Trails connects to some campsites.

Trailhead Elevation

100.00 ft (30.48 m)

Address

Unnamed Road
Florence, OR 97439
United States

Features

Wildlife
Wildlife
Bird watching
Big vistas
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers
Fishing
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

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