Lakeside - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Lakeside

The City of Lakeside, located on the Southern Oregon Coast, has a population of 1,545. In the early 1940’s Lakeside was a known retreat for Hollywood’s rich and famous.

Major events during the year begin on Mother’s Day weekend with our Crawdad Festival. The Independence Day Celebration held at the County Park includes vendors, a car show and a fabulous fireworks display. The first week in August is the Columbia Drag Boat Association’s annual Drag Boat Races on Tenmile Lake. The annual community tree lighting is the first Saturday in December.

Several resorts are in the surrounding area that accommodate RV and/or tent campers. Wildlife species found around the area include, elk, deer, beaver, raccoon, opossum, river otters, muskrats, nutria, red and gray foxes, bear, and cougar, majestic bald eagles, osprey and great blue heron as well as several duck species.

Tenmile Lake has 42+ miles of shoreline and encompasses 3,000 surface acres of fishing and water sport fun. Many Pro Bass tournaments are held at the lake. A marina is available to rent small boats or you can enjoy the fishing dock and try your skills at catching largemouth bass, steelhead, black crappie, yellow perch or rainbow trout along with other fish species.

Lakeside is also a prime location for enjoying the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. ATV, dune buggy rentals and sandy beaches are only minutes away!

Featured activities

  • Lakeside Chamber of Commerce

    PO Box 333
    Lakeside, Oregon 97459
    541-759-3981

    The City of Lakeside, located on the Southern Oregon Coast, has a population of 1,545. In the early 1940'sLakeside was a known retreat for Hollywood's rich and famous. Several resorts are in the surrounding area that accommodate RV and/or tent campers. A marina is available to rent small boats or you can enjoy the fishing dock and try your skills at catching largemouth bass, steelhead, black crappie, yellow perch or rainbow trout along with other fish species. Lakeside is also a prime location for enjoying the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. ATV, dune buggy rentals and sandy beaches are only minutes away!

Featured accommodations

  • Vacasa - Lakeside

    Lakeside, Oregon 97459
    503-208-9861

    Truly get away from it all at a Vacasa vacation home in beautiful Lakeside, OR! Many of our properties in this area sit right on Tenmile Lake—and some are only accessible by boat, making this the perfect place to escape and unwind. Many Vacasa homes offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind getaway with the peace of mind you'll only find when you stay with the Oregon Coast's leading property management firm! Visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.

Featured Events

  • Live Culture Coast – Lakeside

    Lakeside, Oregon
    October 19, 2019

    Lakeside, a hidden gem surrounded by lakes and forests, is proud to be presenting DAY 2 of the first annual Live Culture Coast, a sensory celebration of fermentation, creativity and exploration that takes along the southernmost 135 miles of the Oregon Coast, from Reedsport to Brookings.

    Saturday, October 19:

    • Lake-to-Table Meal hosted by City of Lakeside and the Lakeside Revitalization Partnership.
    • Taste foods both foraged and fermented from “edge environments.”

    Nearby Nature Masterpieces: Tenmile Lake and Elliott State Forest

    Live Culture Coast (October 18–27, 2019) isn’t a single event, but a menu 75-plus hands-on experiences focused on art, food, nature and adventure. Hosted by the makers, creators, and entrepreneurs of the Southern Oregon Coast, the experiences take place at shores, trails, farms, towns, restaurants, galleries, and businesses.  Come for a long weekend or a week. Sign up for one experience or five. Learn more at Live Culture Coast website.

    The celebration follows a choose-your-own-itinerary format: Forage for wild mushrooms with a farmer. Read roadside poetry or make a serigraph print. Learn about fermentation, cask ales, brewing or aromatic bitters. Ride a fat-tire bike on the beach. Hike with your five senses. Indulge in a lake-to-table meal.

    Live Culture Coast also gives travelers easy ways to explore the best of the Southern Oregon Coast, including the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail, and outdoor gems like the Oregon Coast Trail, the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails, the Coquille River Water Trail, and the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeways.

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