South Jetty Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

People sitting on dune looking out to Pacific Ocean

South Jetty area provides day use access to the beach and dunes, with separate areas for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use and non-motorized use.

Walkers and hikers can enjoy miles of open beach and explore dune formations above the Siltcoos River.

OHV enthusiasts will find two developed staging areas and access to a dozen dispersed sand campsites available by permit. Please see OHV Rules for Riding before heading out.

Photo of hikers on sand path framed with beach grass climbing the foredune to get to the beach People sitting on dune viewing the beach and Pacific Ocean in the South Jetty Area Wide expanse of sand with OHV riders in South Jetty Area going to Siltcoos Area Staging area in the South Jetty Area paved area filled with trucks and OHVs Blue heron in rushes in the South Jetty Area

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/03/21: Great American Outdoors Act road improvement projects will be underway late summer into the fall, 2021, and will require temporary road closures on portions of South Jetty Road. Exact dates and locations are to be determined, but are expected to mostly impact the last third of the road. Please plan accordingly and call 541-271-6000 for more information.
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information

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Map of South Jetty Area

Map of South Jetty Area showing recreation opportunities

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Beaches & Dunes

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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Water Activities

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