Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon

"Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area extends for 40 miles from Florence to Coos Bay. This is the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. Recreational opportunities galore."


Lagoon Campground - Forest Service Campground, near Florence, OR: Site #24 (39 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground/RV Park Notes: flush toilets • showers (in Driftwood OHV campground) • no dump station • ocean/river access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 30’ elevation. October 19th - 24th.

Overall Experience: smile

Pics Shot Around the Northern Section of the Oregon Dunes

Small cove tucked away along the coast. Huge tree hanging over the trail to the beach. Daytrip to Yachats - Rocky shoreline. Large peice of driftwood found along the shoreline. Yachats Brewing – Well worth the visit. Siltcoors Lake Small Chanterelle mushroom found along the Siltcoors Lake Trail.

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Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Yachats Brewing, Yachats, OR Combination farm store, organic market, brewpub, and small cafe. Tasty food and beer and a pleasant atmosphere.

**Additional Info:: The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a popular outdoor recreation destination located along the Oregon coast. The area encompasses over 31,000 acres of sand dunes, forests, and beaches, providing visitors with a wide range of activities to enjoy.

The Oregon Dunes were formed over thousands of years as sand from the coastal bluffs and rivers was blown inland by winds and deposited along the shore. The dunes can reach heights of up to 500 feet and cover over 40 miles of coastline.

The recreation area offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and off-road vehicle (ORV) riding. The dunes are a popular destination for ORV enthusiasts, with over 1,000 acres designated for ORV use. Visitors can rent ORVs from local businesses or bring their own.

The area also includes several campgrounds, ranging from primitive sites to full-service RV hookups. Some campgrounds offer direct access to the dunes, while others are situated in the nearby forests and provide a more secluded camping experience.

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