Oregon Dunes Day Use


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Come here to experience the ever-changing sand dunes and coastal forest that extends to the Pacific Ocean.

This site provides wheel-chair accessible viewing platforms overlooking an awe-inspiring expanse of dunes for everyone to enjoy the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Dune explorers will find exceptional hiking from the dunes transiton forest to the beach and sand. 

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.

At a Glance

Fees $/5/vehicle/day
Open Season: All year
Usage: Heavy
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:

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

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There is one picnic table near the parking area and four more available along the paved trail to the west of the restrooms. 

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