930-foot elevation. Whittaker Creek has 31 campsites, a swimming beach, a wildlife viewing area, a picnic gazebo, a playground and boat access onto the Siuslaw River.The river contains salmon spawning grounds, and you can watch the annual runs of chinook, coho salmon and steelhead from the campground. Besides the trail to the wildlife viewing area, you can hike the Old Growth Ridge National Recreaton Trail, which climbs 1000 feet above the river into the Coast Range. This moderately difficult trail winds through a stand of old growth Douglas fir and offers a look at geologic and botanical features unique to the area. Additional put-ins for the river upstream, along the Siuslaw River Road. No permit required to paddle the 6.5 mile river, with Class II - III rapids. Fishing for chinook salmon and steelhead in season, for all other fish the rest of the year. Catch and release on the anadromous species, except for fish with clipped adipose fins.