Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Located south of Winchester Bay, OR, this area is home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use and OHV Staging Area provides parking and access for pedestrian beach access as well as off-highway vehicle (OHV) staging for open sand riding opportunities in the Umpqua dunes. A ride to the top of a tall dune offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The beach provides miles of walking and is closed to OHV travel year-round.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/25/24: Due to high water, this recreation area is closed. There is potential for other recreation areas to be impacted by high water. Before heading to the ODNRA, please give our front desk a call for the most updated information about site closures at 541-271-6000. Do not attempt to drive through standing water as it could be deeper than it appears. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15.
Operational Hours: Staging area is open daily from 6 am - 10 pm
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: State of Oregon OHV Permit required
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Alcohol ban in OHV riding areas
OHV Rules for Riding
Beach is closed to OHV travel all year
Water: No
Restroom: Flush Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Siuslaw National Forest
Information Center: Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center

General Information

General Notes:

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Middle OHV Riding Area Map – Umpqua Dunes (geoPDF ~10,322 kb)

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Large accessible picnic shelter and bathrooms.


Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use / OHV Staging Area is located at the end of Salmon Harbor Drive near Winchester Bay, OR. From Highway 101 at Winchester Bay, turn west at Salmon Harbor Drive and follow it to the end of the road. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Hike over foredune through soft sand to the beach. Beach closed to OHV use.

OHV Trail Riding

Accesses open OHV riding area to the east
Class of Vehicle I, II, III



Picnic tables: Large, accessible picnic shelter
Toilets: Accessible bathroom

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