Spinreel Sand Camping

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Spinreel Sand Camp sites are located directly on the sand in the heart of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Access to campsites is only by 4x4 vehicles via soft sand routes. Individual sites are identified by numbered posts. Each site accommodates up to five vehicles and 20 campers for tent camping. Spinreel OHV Staging Area is the access point for the sand camping sites #58 to 73. Saunders Lake OHV Trail, off Crannog Road is an alternative access point for these sites. Sites are rustic and no toilets or campfire pits are available. Portable toilets and fire pans are highly recommended.

OHV riders have a choice of riding on designated routes like the Coast Guard Trail and ATV Trail #430, or cruising in the open riding sections. North of the Spinreel Staging Area is a beach section for horseback riders and hikers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: To meet social distancing guidelines from the Centers Disease Control and the stay home, save lives direction from the State of Oregon this site has been temporarily closed.
Reservations: Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. From October 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017 all sites are first-come first-serve. Group reservations required year-round. Find out more about reserving a site 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 at Spinreel OHV Staging Area.  Sand camping permits and maps of the area are available at this station.  Those with pre-paid sand camp reservations are also required to complete and deposit their sand camping permit at the fee station.  
Open Season: Year Round
Closest Towns: Reedsport, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information


From Reedsport Oregon, travel 11 miles south on Highway 101 to the Spinreel Road. Turn on Spinreel Road and proceed 1/2 mile.

General Notes:

Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only. Sites are identified by numbered posts; camp within 150ft. of post. Sites #61-73 are remote sites, difficult access for campers or trailers. 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

Spinreel to Horsfall OHV Riding Area and Sand Camping Access
Spinreel to Horsfall OHV Riding & Sand Camping Access Map

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Access through soft sand; 4wheel drive required.

No. of Sites Access to 16 standard sites (no group sites)

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