OHV Sand Camping at Sand Lake Recreation Area

OHV Sand Camping is allowed on the Siuslaw National Forest in areas at Sand Lake Recreation Area and at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Each area has different regulations as to where you can camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Sand Camp at Sand Lake Recreation Area?

Sand camping is allowed at Sand Lake Recreation Area in areas open to motorized use. Most people sand camp just off the West Winds area in the flats or along the tree line. There are no designated campsites or reservations.

How Do I Get A Site?

Reservations are not needed or available for sand camping at the Sand Lake Recreation Area. Camping is strictly on a first come, first served basis.

Do I Need Any Passes or Permits to Camp?

All motor vehicles (trucks, cars, buses, motorhomes, OHVs) involved in sand camping must have a red whip flag and the Oregon ATV permit.

A valid recreation pass is required for day parking or sand camping. Any of the day use passes described on the Recreation Passes page will cover the fee.

Are There Other OHV Activities on the Siuslaw National Forest?

OHV at Sand Lake Recreation Area

OHV at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Where can I Find More Information?

Find out more about Sand Lake Recreation Area.

Email the Hebo Ranger District or call 503-392-5100 if you have further questions.