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

Restrictions: The beach in this area is closed to OHV use. Watch for Snowy Plover Seasonal Beach Restrictions 1.75 miles south of Umpqua Beach #3
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

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Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

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.

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