South Jetty Sand Camping

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

South Jetty sand camping sites are located directly on the sand, dispersed along the coast and the Siltcoos River and must be accessed by 4X4 vehicles only. Standard sites accommodate up to 20 people and five vehicles. Two group sites accommodate up to 40 people and 10 vehicles. Goosepasture OHV Staging Area is the access point for sand camping sites 1 to 14. No water is available so campers should bring an ample amount. Campsites are primitive and it's recommended that all campers bring portable toilets and fire pans. Campsites are available year-round and reservations may fill up quickly in peak summer season.

Off-road vehicle riding is the ultimate attraction at here but beach goers can enjoy swimming and watching sea birds. In season, whales may be spotted in the ocean as well. From the South Jetty Day-Use Area, hikers can enjoy miles of open beach and explore dune formations above the Siltcoos River. This section is separate from the off-road vehicle area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 7/22/21: Construction for the South Jetty Road project is expected to begin August 16 – late October. Visitors will have access to beach access points 1 – 5 and South Jetty and Goosepasture OHV staging areas. Sites north of beach access #5, which includes the crab dock and two additional beach access points, will be closed to all traffic (vehicle, bicycle, foot) for the duration of the project. The entire road will be closed for up to a week, likely in October. See press release for more information. Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.

All campsites in ODNRA now require a digital reservation and payment.  
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777. All South Jetty sand campsites require a digital reservation and payment.
Find out more on our Sand Camping page.
Fees Standard Site: $10/Night up to 5 vehicles/20 people. Group Site: $20/Night up to 10 vehicles/40 people.
Permit Info: The pay station for this area is located on South Jetty Road. Sand camping permits and maps of the area are available at this station. Those with pre-paid reservations are also required to complete and deposit their sand camping permit at the pay station.
Open Season: Year Round
Closest Towns: Florence, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information

General Notes:

Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only. Watch for seasonal flooding in some camp sites. Sites are identified by numbered posts; camp within 150ft. of post. Stop at corridor fee station to complete required Sand Camping Permit before heading out on the sand. Display permit tab on each vehicle dash.

No drinking water, restrooms or fire rings; please bring all necessary equipment including water, portable toilets and fire pans

Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility

OHV Riding Areas and Sand Camping Access

Oregon Dunes Designated Routes Maps

South Jetty to Siltcoos
South Jetty to Siltcoos OHV Riding & Sand Camping Access Map

South Jetty Sand Camps
Aerial view showing location of South Jetty Sand Camps


From Florence Oregon, travel south on Highway 101 for 1 mile to the South Jetty Road. Turn west and proceed 1/2 mile.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Camping

Access through soft sand; 4wheel drive required.

No. of Sites Access to 13 standard & 1 group site

OHV Open Area Riding

Class of VehicleAll classes: I, II, III
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