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.
A short trail around Hall and Shuttpelz Lakes provides lake and dune access. Trailhead has limited parking and is not suitable for RVs.
This area provides the easiest beach access in the Oregon Dunes for beach walking and ocean viewing.
One of the longest trails across the sand dunes begins at the John Dellenback trailhead. The trail is marked only by posts in the sand and runs up and over some very large, sculpted dunes. The trail ends at the beach.
Beach Access Limited to Protect Snowy Plovers March 15 - Sept 15
Beach access near plover nesting areas is limited during their breeding season, March 15 - September 15. In these areas, dry sand beach is CLOSED to entry. Within most plover nesting areas, dogs (on and off leash), kites (including drones), motorized vehicles, non-motorized vehicles (including bicycles) are prohibited in both dry and wet sand beach.
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