Tahkenitch-Siltcoos Lakes, COA 036

Tahkenitch and Siltcoos Lakes Area
Photo Credit: Doug Cottam, ODFW

Two large coastal lakes with floating peat islands and large numbers of wintering waterfowl exist in this COA. Carnivorous pitcher plants (Darlingtonia are found along the edges.

COA ID: 036

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
  • Siuslaw Watershed Council
  • US Forest Service
  • West Lane SWCD

Special Features


  • Extensive peat bog/fen wetlands (some are floating)
  • Numerous Bald Eagle and Osprey nesting sites
  • Snowy Plovers successfully nest along the shoreline

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-27 (Siltcoos - Tahkenitch Basin)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-28 (North Fork Smith River)

Protected Areas

  • Ada Park
  • Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
  • Oregon Dunes
  • Siltcoos ATV Site
  • Siuslaw National Forest
  • Tahkenitch Dune
  • Westlake Park


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Aquatic vegetation beds
  • Fens: Floating peat bog islands on Tahkenitch Lake
  • Interdunal lakes and wetlands
  • Off channel habitats

Strategy Species