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The Siuslaw National Forest is home to two popular Off- Highway Vehicle Riding areas: Sand Lake Recreation Area and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Both the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Sand Lake Recreation Area have campgrounds and staging areas especially well suited for OHV use.
Where can I ride?
About half of the area that comprises the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and all of the Sand Lake Recreation Area are open to motorized vehicles. However, it is just as important to know where you can't ride . Please refer to the maps in each section for riding area information.
Sand Lake Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Also, be sure to check our Motor Vehicle Use Map to see where you can ride your vehicles in the forest.
Here are the Rules
OHVs are a great way to combine America’s love of motor vehicles with the love of the outdoors. To make your time in the outdoors safe as well as entertaining, you need to know the laws governing OHV use on public land. The cornerstone of any outdoor recreation activity is respect: respect for yourself; respect for others and respect for the environment.
Rules for Riding.
OHV Rentals & Tours
There are private businesses that offer OHV rentals or guided tours near the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Tours are operated under permit with the Siuslaw National Forest.
OHV Guided Tours & Rentals
Safety & Training
Find safety tips, training information and data to help you ride your all terrain vehicle safely from ATVSafety.gov
Oregon rider fit guidelines are now in place including mandatory on-line Safety Training.
Go to www.rideatvoregon.org ( http://www.rideatvoregon.org/ ) to access this training and to keep up with new ATV laws.