Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use and Staging Area provides parking for pedestrian beach access as well as off-highway vehicle (OHV) staging and access to open riding opportunities in the Umpqua dunes.

Located south of Winchester Bay, this area is home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes NRA.

A ride to the top of a tall dune offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

The beach provides miles of walking and is closed to OHV travel year-round.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/21/16: High water has closed all sand access from this facility. Use sand access at Umpqua #2 Staging. Facility may be closed intermittently due to high water weather conditions.
Operational Hours: Staging area is open daily from 6 am - 10 pm
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: State of Oregon OHV Permit required
Open Season: All year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Watch for Snowy Plover Seasonal Beach Restrictions 1.75 miles south of Umpqua Beach #3
Water: No
Restroom: Flush Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Siuslaw National Forest
Information Center: Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center

General Information


Large accessible picnic shelter and bathrooms.


Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use / OHV Staging Area is located at the end of Salmon Harbor Drive near Winchester Bay, OR. 

From Highway 101 at Winchester Bay, turn west at Salmon Harbor Drive and follow it to the end of the road. 

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Beaches & Dunes

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Hike over foredune through soft sand to the beach. Beach closed to OHV use.

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Toilets Accessible bathroom
Picnic tables Large, accessible picnic shelter