Oregon Dunes Day Use, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Siuslaw National Forest

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Oregon Dunes Day Use offers one of the best places in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area to see and experience acres of wind-sculpted, shifting dunes. The Oregon Dunes encompasses the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America.

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What Will I See?
  • Expansive ever-changing sand dunes
  • Viewing platform overlooking awe-inspiring expanse of dunes
  • The Pacific Ocean
  • Unique fauna and plant habitats
About This Destination

This site is featured in the Accessible Adventures video “Hidden Gems” found on this page: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/siuslaw/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5437421

What Should I Know?
  • Amenities: Flush toilets, water, paved trail [only one trail here], picnic areas and a viewing platform
  • Operating Hours: Daylight use only. It’s open every day, year-round  
  • Fee: $5 per vehicle per day or Recreation Pass required
  • Difficulty: Easy on paved trail; more strenuous through open sand to the beach.
  • Tours: Interpretive staff onsite during summer months
  • Safety: Very windy and quick coastal weather changes. Know the tides at the beach; watch for sneaker waves.
  • Accessibility: Watch Hidden Gems from our Accessible Adventures series
How Do I Get There?
  • 43.833933, -124.150949
  • From Reedsport, Oregon, travel 11 miles north on Highway 101, to Oregon Dunes Day Use, located on the west side of the highway.