Umpqua Sand Camping

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Umpqua Sand Camp sites are dispersed along a sandy beach on the Pacific Coast. All sites can only be accessed by 4X4 vehicles. No water is available so campers should bring an ample amount. Campsites are primitive and it's recommended that all campers bring portable toilets and fire pans. Standard sites fit five vehicles and up to 20 people. The two group campsites fit 10 vehicles and 40 campers. Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use & OHV Staging is the access point for sand camping sites 31 to 40. Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use & OHV Staging is the access point for sand camping sites 41 to 57.  Campers with trailers and RVs are asked to enter the sand at the large south-facing access point provided next to the restrooms. Site numbers 33 and 54 are group sites. Campsites are available year-round and reservations may fill up quickly in peak summer season.

Umpqua is noteworthy as home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Off-road vehicle riding is a huge sport here and visitors are rewarded with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean from the tops of the dunes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year round.
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777. From October 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017 all individual sites are first-come first-serve. Group reservations required year-round. Find out more about reserving a site on our Sand Camping page.
Fees Standard Site: $10/Night up to 5 vehicles/20 people. Group Site: $20/Night up to 10 vehicles/40 people.
Permit Info: Pay stations are located in each facility, near the restroom.  Sand camping permits and maps of the area are available at this station.  Those with pre-paid sand camp reservations are also required to complete and deposit their sand camping permit at the pay station.
Open Season: Year Round
Closest Towns:  Reedsport, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information

General Notes:

Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only. Access is difficult due to rough terrain and changing conditions. Some sites are difficult to access with trailers. Watch for seasonal flooding in sites 46-57. Sites are identified by numbered posts; camp within 150ft. of post. Stop at corridor fee station to complete required Sand Camping Permit before heading out on the sand. Display permit tab on each vehicle dash.

No drinking water or facilities available; please bring all necessary equipment including water, portable toilets and fire pans

Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack in-pack out" facility

OHV Riding Areas and Sand Camping Access

Oregon Dunes Designated Routes Maps

Umpqua OHV Riding Area & Sand Camping Access
Umpqua OHV Riding & Sand Camping Access Map


From Reedsport Oregon, travel 2 miles south to Winchester Bay. Turn west on Salmon Harbor Drive. Proceed 4 miles to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Access east either at boundary, 2nd Beach Parking Sand Access, or 3rd Beach Parking Sand Access.


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OHV Camping

Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only

No. of Sites Access to 25 standard & 2 group sites

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