Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center


Visitor on viewing platform at Oregon Dunes Day Use Site reading interpretive panel

Photo of hikers heading down large dune

Photo of sandy dune showing vegetation with trees, shrubs, and understory


The Visitor Information Center offers:

  • Exhibits and restrooms
  • Book and gift shop with a Dunes flavor
  • Maps, brochures and other information
  • Friendly and helpful staff that can help you make the most of your visit

Activities & Events

Discover the Dunes ~ Summer Programs

Learn about the largest expanses of coastal sand dunes in North America.
Take a look at a world of diversity and change.

  • Geology of the dunes
  • Plants and wildlife
  • Cultural history

Please check for this summer's Field Ranger Program schedule and locations.

  • Guided walks & talks and more.
    • Ranger Programs at the Dunes and Cape Perpetua
      • Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m., 1p.m. and 3 p.m.
      • June 1 - September 4, 2015
    • Join field rangers in the field every day except Wednesdays from June 1 - September 4, 2015.
  • Contact the Visitor Center for details.

For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visithttp://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation

At a Glance

Operational Hours: See hours on our Offices page.
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Siuslaw National Forest

General Information


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The Center is conveniently located at the mid point of the Dunes along Highway 101 in Reedsport, Oregon.

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Visitor Programs

Field Rangers stationed at various spots during the summer to talk about the Dunes and to lead guided hikes. 

Interpretive Areas

Staffed year round; displays

Visitor Centers