Directions

Westwind is located on the Oregon Coast just north of Lincoln City on Highway 101.

Getting to Westwind is an engaging adventure, whether by river or trail!

Due to updated COVID-19 protols, ferry service across the river will not be available to renters. If you would like to bring you’re own canoe or kayak, please use the boat launch available at Knight County Park. Please note Westwind is not responsible for your car or your belongings if you choose to leave it overnight at Knight Park. All other guests will be required to drive to the Beaver Pond Parking Area, and hike the 2 mile Rainforest Trail into camp – one of our favorite ways to start your adventure. If a member of your group is physically unable to hike in and needs to be driven to the lodge and dropped off, please call 541-994-2383 or email taina@westwind.org and make arrangements in advance of arrival.

Directions from Portland to Westwind’s Beaver Pond parking area and Rainforest trail entrance (7500 N Fraser Road, Otis, OR 97368):
Bike or walk: Main camp is two miles on the Westwind Rainforest Trail and access road.  Feel free to bring your bike. By arrangement  with Westwind, a truck will be available for hauling luggage and gear into camp.

      • Take I-5 South to Salem.
      • Just north of Salem, take exit 260A Salem Parkway.
      • This will merge with 99E and turn into Commercial St.
      • Turn Right onto Marion St./OR-22 West.  Follow signs for OR-22 W/Oregon Coast.
      • After approx. 25 miles, OR-22W will merge with OR-18 W/Salmon River Highway.
      • After approx. 27 miles, take the ramp onto Hwy 101 North towards Neskowin.
      • At the stop sign, turn right onto Hwy 101 North.
      • Immediately turn left onto N Fraser Rd.
      • Go about 1 mile to Westwind Gate.
      • Parking is between the gate and the wooden bike shed.

Directions from Portland to Westwind’s river entrance (Knight County Park, Otis, OR 97368):
Boat: Come across the river on our ferry, and take the five minute walk to main camp. Our truck will meet you at Knight County Park for hauling luggage and gear.

      • Take I-5 South to Salem.
      • Just north of Salem, take exit 260A Salem Parkway.
      • This will merge with 99E and turn into Commercial St.
      • Turn Right onto Marion St./OR-22 West.  Follow signs for OR-22 W/Oregon Coast.
      • After approx. 25 miles, OR-22W will merge with OR-18 W/Salmon River Highway.
      • After approx. 27 miles, take the ramp onto Hwy 101 North towards Neskowin.
      • At the stop sign, turn right onto Hwy 101 North.
      • Cross the Salmon River
      • Take first left on Three Rocks Rd.
      • Follow Three Rocks Rd. approx. 2 miles to Knight Park Boat Ramp
      • Unload luggage at Westwind truck; park vehicles near restrooms (not in trailer area)
      • Cross river from boat dock

Canoe or Kayak: If you bring your own small boat, drag it to Westwind’s canoe and kayak area. Hike into camp following the beach downriver/northwest to find the entrance sign for Westwind.

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