• Moonshine Park is popular for camping, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and diving opportunities
Moonshine Park is a gorgeous tranquil oasis located on the bank of the Siletz River 4 miles from the small community of Logsden. This secluded spot offers a plethora of outdoor activities in the scenic Pacific Northwest surrounding.
Warm water during the summer months, plenty of shaded areas, a developed campground, large manicured lawns, and beautiful nature makes it a great spot for the entire family to enjoy swimming, camping, picnicking, and other fun pastimes.
The river bank is just a short walk away from the parking lot. The swimming hole is large with clear emerald water. It has both shallow areas for kids to splash at as well as deep areas up to 10 feet (3 meters) deep. Water warms to 70°F (21°C) in August.
The beach is sandy and rocky with a volcanic wall on the other bank across the river. There are low and high platforms some people use to jump off of. Be very careful with jumping because huge boulders are coming very close to the surface and might not be visible. Such a jump might lead to a very serious injury.
The volcanic rock wall has a small waterfall dropping right into the river. To see this water wall in full force, you will have to visit this picturesque spot during the rainy season.
Siletz River is a very productive place for catching crayfish. Downstream from the swimming hole, you can see rapids with crayfish lurking in between boulders and rocks.
Fishing is a fantastic pastime at Siletz River as well. It has winter and summer runs of steelhead, Coho runs starting mid-September and Chinook salmon runs from late June through November. Always verify current fishing regulations at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The park offers day-use as well as a tent\RV camping options. Parking for day use is plentiful. All campsites are first come, first served basis. The park takes 68 acres with 38 regular campsites and two big group sites. All campsites have fireplaces and picnic tables along with separate picnic tables and fireplaces for day-use guests of the park.
Moonshine Park has a park host present all year round. The campsite has accessible flush restrooms, showers, and drinking water. Firewood can be purchased from the host.
No glass containers are allowed on the shore of the river! Please, make sure to dispose of all your trash properly and leave no trace behind!
Cautions: Cliff jumping and slippery rocks are associated with risks, please use caution and make safe decisions.
Moonshine Park | General Description
Open: Year-round for day-use
Managed: Lincoln County
Location: Central Oregon Coast
Amenities: Flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, campsites, potable water, firewood for sale, firepits, drift boat launch
Activities: Swimming, tubing, paddle boarding, diving, fishing, camping and picnicking
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes
Popularity: Moderate to High
Moonshine Park is located:
- 29 miles northeast of Newport
- 75 miles west of Salem.