Sand Lake Recreation Area OHV
This popular OHV area is open year around and has three developed campgrounds, a dispersed sand camping area, and a day use staging area that allow access the sand dunes and beach. A fee is required at all campgrounds, the day use lot and the open sand. Campgrounds fill up every weekend May through September.
Sand Beach Campground
East Dunes Camping Area
West Winds Camping Area
West Winds Day Use Area
Derrick Road Dispersed Area
The entire area is within a Tsunami Inundation Zone and an on-site siren does a 3 minute test on the second Monday of each month.
Here are the Rules for OHV riding
Know the regulations before you arrive! The State of Oregon establishes and administers OHV permits and regulations. Regulations are strictly enforced by the Tillamook County Sheriff and the U.S. Forest Service. Go to www.rideatvoregon.org for updates on the ATV laws and rules.
Curfew: There is an OHV riding curfew at the Sand Lake Recreation Area between midnight and 6:00 AM. No off road riding is allowed between those hours except when establishing or vacating a dispersed campsite. See Forest Order establishing this rule
Portable Toilets: Campers in dispersed areas of the Sand Lake Recreation Area must have and use a portable toilet. See Forest Order establishing this rule
Alcohol Ban: Possession and use of alcohol is prohibited in Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) riding areas outside of developed sites and on the open sand dunes including Derrick Road campground.
Find out more about Sand Lake Recreation Area and other activities nearby in the Tillamook to Newport section.
Questions? Contact the Hebo Ranger District of the Siuslaw National Forest.
Alerts & Warnings
- CCRD: Running Event Taking Place June 3-4, 2023
- ODNRA: No water at Tyee Campground
- CCRD: Restrooms in Marys Peak Area Closed for Maintenance
- Tahkenitch Boat Ramp Closed For Safety Concerns
- Hebo RD: Rainforest Trail closed for maintenance
- Central Coast RD: FS Rd 5590 Closed
- Mar 15-Sept 15 2023 Beach restrictions in effect to protect nesting Snowy Plover