Carter Lake Day Use

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Carter Lake Day Use is located in the Carter Lake Campground which is located next to Carter Lake in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Campsites are nestled among Shore Pine, Sitka Spruce and Douglas-fir.

The Carter Dunes Trail leads from the campground to the dunes and beach.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opening May 22 at noon. Expect limited or no services and be prepared to pack out all waste.
Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Fees $5/vehicle/day or valid recreation pass
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
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


From Florence, OR, travel south on Highway 101 for 11 miles. Carter Lake Campground entrance is on the west side of Highway 101.

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