Oregon Dunes Day Use

A view from hiking in the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area A view of the oregon coast at the end of the Oregon Dunes Day Use trail

Experience the ever-changing sand dunes from wheel-chair accessible viewing platforms or hike through the dunes and coastal forest to the Pacific Ocean. Dune explorers will find exceptional hiking from the dunes transition forest to the beach and sand.

At a Glance

Fees $/5/vehicle/day
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Watch for Snowy Plover Seasonal Beach Restrictions March 15 - September 15. Find out more about the Western Snowy Plover
Closest Towns: Florence, Oregon
Dune City, Oregon
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Siuslaw National Forest
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


From Reedsport, OR, travel north on Highway 101 for 11 miles. The entrance to the Oregon Dunes Day Use is located on the west side of Highway 101 near mile marker 201.

General Notes:

Hiking in the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area

See a map of the area to find recreation opportunities.


There are numerous passenger vehicle parking spaces and several large pull-though spaces for travel trailers or motorhomes.


The Oregon Dunes Loop Trail #1334 is a paved, wheelchair accessible trail that takes the visitor from the parking area to a upper viewing platform. Also included is a short section of paved trail that leads to picnic tables and dunes and ocean viewing areas.

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Viewing Scenery

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:

Accessible wooden ramp and platform offers viewing to dunes, tree island and Pacific Ocean.

Special Feature Dunes to Pacific Ocean

Viewing Wildlife

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