Umpqua Dunes Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Wind sculpted and rippled expanse of dunes

The Umpqua Dunes area provides something for everyone!

Hikers will find areas to explore the dunes, walk the beach, and view the ocean. An easy walk from the Umpqua #2 and #3 OHV staging areas brings you to a stretch of beach closed to off-highway vehicle (OHV) use. You can also explore the area's largest and most expansive dunes at nearby John Dellenback Trail and Eel Creek Campground.

Photo of Eel Creek CampgroundOHV enthusiasts will find two large day use staging areas, reservable sand camping sites, and nearby OHV facilities managed by Douglas County Parks. Please see OHV Rules for Riding before heading out.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Restrictions: The beach in this area is closed to OHV use.
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

General Information

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Map of Umpqua Dunes Area

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Recreation Map

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Beaches & Dunes

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Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

A short trail around Hall and Shuttpelz Lakes provides lake and dune access. Trailhead has limited parking and is not suitable for RVs.

This area provides the easiest beach access in the Oregon Dunes for beach walking and ocean viewing.

One of the longest trails across the sand dunes begins at the John Dellenback trailhead. The trail is marked only by posts in the sand and runs up and over some very large, sculpted dunes. The trail ends at the beach.

Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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