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Sand Lake

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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 StatusOpen

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 CityTillamook, 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

AreaDunes
LandNat Recreation

QUALITY

Prosdunes are cool, some vegetation, ride on the beach, lots of nearby sight seeing
Consovercrowded, overcrowded riding & camping, not enough campsites for crowd
RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Summer

TERRAIN

Square Miles2
Climate TypeCoastal
Elevation0 to 200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis dune area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe dune area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis dune area has almost all sandy areas.Allpaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
MudThe dune area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe dune area has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis dune area has no rocks.None
TreesThe dune area has many trees.Manycampgrounds have many trees
Steep HillsThis dune area has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe dune area has no water crossings.Nonecan ride in the ocean
Small JumpsThis dune area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis dune area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe dune area has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national recreation area has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national recreation area has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis dune area has almost all intersections.All
Rider TrafficThe national recreation area has almost all rider traffic on typical days.All
ShadeThis national recreation area has few shaded areas.Fewmost campsites have shade
Ranges/GunfireThis national recreation area has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis dune area has some hazards.Some(hazards not marked)
rider traffic, ocean cutaway dunes, mingling w/vehicle traffic
Easy Terrain NoviceThis dune area has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis dune area has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis dune area has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOSP stickers required
Dates OpenDaily Year-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (97 dB)
Whip FlagsYes (108 inches)Safety Flags Required
Flags must be bright red, 8"x12", and 9 feet tall
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedOSP stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNot Recommended
HikingNot Recommended
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoquiet hours after 10p.m.
Cross CountrySome Areas
AlcoholSome Areasprohibited on the dunes
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementSomeDedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed OfficersJeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
CommentAdditional regulations apply to Sand Lake. Contact Hebo Ranger District for details.

FEES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $20.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $8.00
Sandbeach Campground Fees
CommentGolden 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 Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Tillamook County Hospital (503) 815-2272
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Sandlake Grocery (503) 965-6152
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Pacific City Shell & Grocery (503) 965-6772
Potable Water WaterOn Sitepotable water
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (S)Whalen Island County Campground (503) 965-6085
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (S)Pacific City Campground (503) 965-6200
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Sandlake Grocery (503) 965-6152
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn SitePacific Ocean
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (N)Chamberlain Lake

CONTACTS

Contact InfoSiuslaw National Forest - Hebo Ranger District
P.O. Box 235
Hebo, OR 97122
(503) 392-5100
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoSandlake Grocery
20960 Sandlake Road
Cloverdale, OR 97112
(503) 965-6152
Contact InfoOregon ATV Safety Education Card
(877) 772-3359
atv.info@state.or.us
www.rideatvoregon.org
Contact InfoRecreation.gov Campground Reservations
(877) 444-6777
www.recreation.gov
CommentSandbeach Campground Reservations

COMMENTS

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Beautiful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding coastal cliffs.

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