GPS Coordinates: 44.3134323, -124.2990967
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Established in 1908, the Siuslaw National Forest is divided into two large parcels of land located between the Pacific Ocean and the Willamette Valley.
The northern section of the forest is located between the towns of Tillamook and Lincoln City. The southern part starts south of Newport and extends to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and almost as far east at Corvallis. The combined area of both sectors is approximately 479,000 acres (1,940 km2).
Because of its proximity to the ocean, the forest encompasses a wide variety of both coastal and inland ecosystems, including 1,200 miles (1,900 km2) of shoreline and riparian areas. Over 500 species of plants and animals live in the forest and its only one of two national forests in the continental United States to border an ocean. The major rivers for the area are the Alsea, Siuslaw, Nestucca and Umpqua. Additionally, there are more than 30 lakes in the combined area.
Related Features: Ecosystems: Forests