Umpqua Sand Camping
Umpqua Sand Camp sites are dispersed along a sandy beach on the Pacific Coast. All sites can only be accessed by 4X4 vehicles. 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. Standard sites fit five vehicles and up to 20 people. The two group campsites fit 10 vehicles and 40 campers. Umpqua Beach #2 Day Use & OHV Staging is the access point for sand camping sites 31 to 40. Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use & OHV Staging is the access point for sand camping sites 41 to 57. Campers with trailers and RVs are asked to enter the sand at the large south-facing access point provided next to the restrooms. Site numbers 33 and 54 are group sites. Campsites are available year-round and reservations may fill up quickly in peak summer season.
Umpqua is noteworthy as home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Off-road vehicle riding is a huge sport here and visitors are rewarded with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean from the tops of the dunes.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||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 www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. All Umpqua 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:||State of Oregon OHV permit required for riding. All sand campsites require a digital reservation and payment. Maps of area are available at the information board.|
|Open Season:||Year Round|
|Closest Towns:||Reedsport, Oregon|
|Information Center:||Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center|
General InformationGeneral Notes:
Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only. Access is difficult due to rough terrain and changing conditions. Some sites are difficult to access with trailers. Watch for seasonal flooding in sites 46-57. 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 or facilities available; please bring all necessary equipment including water, portable toilets and fire pans
Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack in-pack out" facility
OHV Riding Areas and Sand Camping Access
Umpqua OHV Riding Area & Sand Camping Access
From Reedsport Oregon, travel 2 miles south to Winchester Bay. Turn west on Salmon Harbor Drive. Proceed 4 miles to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Access east either at boundary, 2nd Beach Parking Sand Access, or 3rd Beach Parking Sand Access.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only
|No. of Sites||Access to 25 standard & 2 group sites|
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