Area Status: Temporarily Closed
Located south of Winchester Bay, this area is home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use and Staging Area provides parking for pedestrian beach access as well as off-highway vehicle (OHV) staging and access to open riding opportunities in the Umpqua dunes. A ride to the top of a tall dune offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The beach provides miles of walking and is closed to OHV travel year-round.
At a Glance
||1/12/2017: Umpqua #3 Day Use & Staging Area is closed due to high water conditions on the roadway and in the facility. Those wishing to access the beach may use Umpqua #2 Day Use. OHV sand access is across from Umpqua #2 Day Use.
Once conditions improve, the facility will be re-opened. For more information, please contact the Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center at 541-271-6000.
||Staging area is open daily from 6 am - 10 pm
||State of Oregon OHV Permit required
||Alcohol ban in OHV riding areas
OHV Rules for Riding
Beach is closed to OHV travel all year
||Flush Toilet (1)
||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
||Siuslaw National Forest
||Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Middle OHV Riding Area Map – Umpqua Dunes (geoPDF ~10,322 kb)
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Large accessible picnic shelter and bathrooms.
Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use / OHV Staging Area is located at the end of Salmon Harbor Drive near Winchester Bay, OR. From Highway 101 at Winchester Bay, turn west at Salmon Harbor Drive and follow it to the end of the road.