Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use /OHV Staging Area
Located south of Winchester Bay, OR, this area is home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Umpqua Beach #3 Day Use and OHV Staging Area provides parking and access for pedestrian beach access as well as off-highway vehicle (OHV) staging for open sand 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
|Current Conditions:||Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15.|
|Operational Hours:||Staging area is open daily from 6 am - 10 pm|
|Area Amenities:||Picnic tables, Toilets|
|Permit Info:||State of Oregon OHV Permit required|
|Open Season:||Year Round|
|Restrictions:||Alcohol ban in OHV riding areas
OHV Rules for Riding
Beach is closed to OHV travel all year
|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 InformationGeneral Notes:
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
BeachcombingHike over foredune through soft sand to the beach. Beach closed to OHV use.
OHV Trail RidingAccesses open OHV riding area to the east
|Class of Vehicle||I, II, III|
|Picnic tables:||Large, accessible picnic shelter|