Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

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.

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: Snowy Plover restrictions in place.
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: Alcohol ban in OHV riding areas
OHV Rules for Riding
Beach is closed to OHV travel all year
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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OHV Trail Riding

Accesses open OHV riding area to the east
Class of VehicleI, II, III


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Toilets Accessible bathroom
Picnic tables Large, accessible picnic shelter