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Sand Lake

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Alt Names Sand Lake Recreation Area, Sand Lake Oregon, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Sand Lake OHV Area, Sand Lakes, Sand Beach Campground, Fisherman's Day Use Area, East Dunes Camp Area, West Winds Camp Area, Whalen Island Counry Park, Tierra Del Mar, Cape Lookout
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

This OHV area offers some beautiful coastline dunes with dispersed vegetation and lots of nearby sight seeing. You'll find mostly ATV's and buggies here, and a paddle tire is recommended for bikes.

The four main campgrounds in the area offer hundreds of campsites, many with shade, paved parking, picnic tables, fire rings, flush toilets, and drinking water. Campgrounds are congested with vehicle and ATV traffic night and day and are typically full on summer weekends.

Reservations can be made for Sandbeach Campground by calling (877) 444-6777. Camping at East Dunes and West Winds are on a first come, first serve basis. If you can't get a campsite, you'll need a recreation pass to camp on the beach. Do yourself a favor and hit these dunes mid-week.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Tillamook, OR
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From: Tillamook, OR
1) US Hwy 101 South from Tillamook for about 10.5 miles south of Tillamook
2) Turn right (west) on Sandlake Road
3) Follow Sandlake Road 4.3 miles
4) Turn left (south) to follow Sandlake Road (if you go straight, the road turns into Cape Lookout Road. Do not go straight.)
5) Go 1 mile and turn right (west) at the gas station
6) Follow road to the end. Staging & camping areas are well marked.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Dunes
Land Nat Recreation
QUALITY
Pros dunes are cool, some vegetation, ride on the beach, lots of nearby sight seeing
Cons overcrowded, overcrowded riding & camping, not enough campsites for crowd
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
Summer
TERRAIN
Square Miles 2
Climate Type Coastal
Elevation 0 to 200 ft.
Trail Maintenance Not Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose Dirt This dune area has no loose dirt.None
Hard Pack The dune area has no hard pack terrain.None
Sand This dune area has almost all sandy areas.All paddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
Mud The dune area has no mud after it rains.None
Dust The dune area has no dust on typical days.None
Rocks This dune area has no rocks.None
Trees The dune area has many trees.Many campgrounds have many trees
Steep Hills This dune area has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The dune area has no water crossings.None can ride in the ocean
Small Jumps This dune area has some small jumps.Some
Large Jumps This dune area has some large jumps.Some
Berms The dune area has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel Pits This national recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This national recreation area has no single track trails.None
Roads This national recreation area has no roads.None
Intersections This dune area has almost all intersections.All
Rider Traffic The national recreation area has almost all rider traffic on typical days.All
Shade This national recreation area has few shaded areas.Few most campsites have shade
Ranges/Gunfire This national recreation area has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
Hazards This dune area has some hazards.Some (hazards not marked)
rider traffic, ocean cutaway dunes, mingling w/vehicle traffic
Easy Terrain Novice This dune area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain Amateur This dune area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain Expert This dune area has little expert terrain.Little
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes OSP stickers required
Dates Open Daily Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (97 dB)
Whip Flags Yes (108 inches) Safety Flags Required
Flags must be bright red, 8"x12", and 9 feet tall
Maximum Vehicle Width No Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered) Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted OSP stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes
Bicycles Not Recommended
Hiking Not Recommended
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding No quiet hours after 10p.m.
Cross Country Some Areas
Alcohol Some Areas prohibited on the dunes
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement Some Dedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed OfficersJeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
Comment Additional regulations apply to Sand Lake. Contact Hebo Ranger District for details.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping Yes
Tent: $20.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $8.00
Sandbeach Campground Fees
Comment Golden Age/Access Passports pay half price; East Dunes, West Winds, and Derrick Road Campgrounds: $15/night and $10/extra vehicles; Sand Beach Campground: $20/night, reservations for some sites accepted from May-Sept
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (NE) Tillamook County Hospital (503) 815-2272
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (NE) Sandlake Grocery (503) 965-6152
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (S) Pacific City Shell & Grocery (503) 965-6772
Potable Water Water On Site potable water
RV Hookups RV Hookup 1-5 Miles (S) Whalen Island County Campground (503) 965-6085
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 1-5 Miles (S) Pacific City Campground (503) 965-6200
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (NE) Sandlake Grocery (503) 965-6152
Swimming Swim Area On Site
Body of Water Water Body On Site Pacific Ocean
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 1-5 Miles (N) Chamberlain Lake
CONTACTS
Contact Info Siuslaw National Forest - Hebo Ranger District
P.O. Box 235
Hebo, OR 97122
(503) 392-5100
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact Info Sandlake Grocery
20960 Sandlake Road
Cloverdale, OR 97112
(503) 965-6152
Contact Info Oregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
atv.info@state.or.us
www.rideatvoregon.org
Contact Info Recreation.gov Campground Reservations
(877) 444-6777
www.recreation.gov
Comment Sandbeach Campground Reservations
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Scenic view of Sand Lake Dune Area

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Scenic view of Sand Lake Dune Area

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One of the paved campgrounds.
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OHV doing a wheelie at Sand Lake Dune Area

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Beautiful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding coastal cliffs.
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Terrain example at Sand Lake Dune Area

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