Siltcoos Sand Camping

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Siltcoos Sand Camping sites are located directly on the sand, dispersed along the coast and the Siltcoos River. Siltcoos' year-round campsites must be accessed by 4X4 vehicles only. Driftwood II OHV Trail is the access point for the sand camping sites 15 to 26. Sites 27 to 30 can be accessed by Incinerator OHV Trail. Standard sites accommodate up to 20 people and five vehicles. Two group sites accommodate up to 40 people and 10 vehicles. The campground is primitive and provides no water, restrooms or campfire rings. Visitors must bring their own water, portable toilets and fire pans. This is a popular facility and reservations are recommended.

Off-road vehicle riding is the ultimate attraction at Siltcoos. Stagecoach Trailhead provides access to several trails, including the accessible Lagoon Trail and the longer Waxmyrtle Trail, which meanders through the coastal shore pine forests and along the Siltcoos River to the beach. 

Visitors also enjoy swimming and birding at the beach. A variety of shorebirds are often spotted on the shore. Seasonal whale-watching is a popular activity.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year round.
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777.
From October 1 to April 30, 2017 all sites are first-come first-serve.
Fees Standard Site: $10/Night up to 5 vehicles/20 people. Group Site: $20/Night up to 10 vehicles/40 people.
Permit Info: State of Oregon OHV permit required for riding.
Open Season: Year Round
Closest Towns: Florence, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: The pay station for this area is located on Siltcoos Beach Road. Sand camping permits and maps of the area are available at this station. Those with pre-paid reservations are also required to complete and deposit their sand camping permit at the pay station.
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


From Florence Oregon, travel 7 miles south on Highway 101 to the Siltcoos Beach Access Road. Turn west on Siltcoos Beach Access Road and proceed 1 mile.

General Notes:

Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only

No drinking water, restrooms or fire rings; please bring all necessary equipment including water, portable toilets and fire pans

Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility

OHV Riding Areas and Sand Camping Access

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South Jetty to Siltcoos
South Jetty to Siltcoos OHV Riding & Sand Camping Access Map

Siltcoos Sand Camps
Aerial view showing location of Siltcoos Sand Camps

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Access through soft sand; 4wheel drive required.

No. of Sites Access to 15 standard & 1 group site
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