Umpqua Dunes Area


Wind sculpted and rippled expanse of dunes

This area provides the easiest beach access in the Oregon Dunes for beach walking and ocean viewing.  This stretch of beach is closed to off-highway vehicle (OHV) use.

The most popular OHV destination at the Oregon Dunes, the Umpqua dunes area has two large OHV day use staging areas, dispersed sand camping access, and is adjacent to large OHV developed facilities managed by Douglas County Parks.

Please see OHV Rules for Riding before heading out.

Photo of Eel Creek Campground


The Eel Creek area, just west of Highway 101, is separate from the OHV areas.

Eel Creek is the location of a popular trailhead and campground adjacent to the area's largest and most expansive dunes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Restrictions: The beach in this area is closed to OHV use.
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

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Map of Umpqua Dunes Area

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Sand Play

Recreation areas with activity Sand Play:

Need to get rid of some excess energy? Run, jump, slip and slide as you play around on the sand dunes by the Eel Creek campground and John Dellenback trail.


Recreation areas with activity Beachcombing:

Easiest beach access in the dunes for beach walking and ocean viewing.

The beach is closed to OHV use.

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