Adventure and solitude await you in 40 miles of wind-sculpted, shifting sand dunes! While famous for its OHV riding opportunities , there are numerous recreational opportunities among the thick “tree islands,” open dunes, marsh-like deflation plains and beaches. Hiking, paddling, wildlife viewing (including great birding), camping, picnicking, sand play and beach access - the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area has it all.
Areas from North to South
South Jetty Area: South Jetty area provides day use access to the beach and dunes, with separate areas for OHV use and non motorized use.
Siltcoos Area: Along the Siltcoos River are traditional campgrounds and easy trails along the river and to the beach. OHV users will find developed and dispersed camping opportunities.
Oregon Dunes Day Use: Miles from OHV recreation areas, the Day Use Area provides exceptional opportunities to explore the dynamic dunes.
Tahkenitch Area: Within easy access of Highway 101 traditional campgrounds provide lake access for boaters and dune access for hikers only.
Umpqua Dunes Area: The most impressive dunes are found and easily viewed from the access road. This area is managed primarily for OHV users; however the beach is closed to all but foot traffic. Eel Creek, separate from the OHV areas and just west of Highway 101, is the location of a popular trailhead and campground adjacent to the area's largest and most expansive dunes.
Spinreel to Horsfall Area: Predominantly used by OHVers, this is the Dunes largest and most diverse riding area. South of the access road, areas are open only to horse back riding and hiking. At the road’s end beach viewing and access are available.