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Oregon Dunes NRA - Florence

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Oregon Dunes, Coos Bay, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon Dunes - Florence, Florence Dunes, South Jetti, Siltcoos, Honeyman State Park, Westlake, Goose Pasture, Hunters, Chapmans, Breach, South Jetty to Siltcoos, South Jetty Area, Siltcoos Area

Last Known StatusOpen

Florence hosts the northern most section of the three main OHV access points of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, and is arguably the most beautiful and least crowded of the three. This section stretches from South Jetti to Siltcoos and boasts not only some of the largest dunes in the ODNRA, but some very unique vegetation and small groups of trees creating small forest areas in the sand.

There are two entrance points to the OHV area, with day use areas and basic services available at the northern entrance, and Driftwood II campground to the south. Day use areas in the north are gated and locked overnight with hosts on site, but some primitive sand camping is permitted in designated areas with a pass.

As with all areas of the ODNRA, camping reservations are strongly recommended, and holiday weekends are especially busy. Annual and five day passes are available and can be purchased at the Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesOSP stickers required
Dates OpenDaily 6am - 10pm
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesAn operating permit issued for another state will be honored, but only if the issuing state also honors Oregon operating permits. (AZ, CA, ID, IN, MO, NV, PA, SC, UT, VT, WA)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (93 dB)
Whip FlagsYes (108 inches)Whip Flags Required For Safety
8"x12" red or orange flags required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
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)
Permitted
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Motocross Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
camping on the beach prohibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoriding permitted 6am - 10pm daily, gates locked overnight
Trail BlazingSome Areas
AlcoholSome Areaspossession of alcohol prohibited outside of paved campsites
Rule EnforcementSomeOn-Site Office/Station
Jeep/SUV Patrol
CommentATVs/OHVs not permitted on paved roads. Staging/camping area hosts on site.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size3,840 acres (6 sq mi)
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 some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis dune area has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe dune area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis dune area has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis dune area has many large jumps.Many
BermsThe dune area has few berms.Few
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 many rider traffic on typical days.Many
ShadeThis national recreation area has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis national recreation area has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis dune area has some hazards.Some(hazards not marked)
cut away dunes, ocean water
Easy Terrain NoviceThis dune area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis dune area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis dune area has little expert terrain.Little

TYPE OF AREA

AreaOff-Road Dunes
LandNat Recreation

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)7-11 (541) 997-6988
Diesel DieselFlorence, OR
Potable Water WaterOn Sitepotability unknown
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Jessie M. Honeyman Campground (800) 452-5687 or (800) 551-6949
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Jessie M. Honeyman Campground (800) 452-5687 or (800) 551-6949
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)7-11 (541) 997-6988

FEES & PASSES

ParkingYes ($5.00)
Five Day Pass - $10, Annual Pass - $35
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $20.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
30 designated primitive sand camping sites - $10/night
CommentDriftwood II Campground has 68 sites $20/night with a two vehicle limit. 30 designated primitive sand camping sites - $10/night. Reservations required May 1 through September 30, group reservations required year-round (877) 444-6777 or www.reserveusa.com.

RATINGS

Prosbeautiful dunes with tree islands and beach riding, good facilities, modern & clean
Consovercrowded, camping is pricey
Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay3-5 Days
Non-Holiday
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityFlorence, OR
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Street Map
Dune MapGo To Dune Map
From: Florence, OR
(North Access)
1) Take 101 south accross the bridge
2) 0.6 miles after the bridge turn right (west) on S. Jetty Road
3) Main entrance is straight ahead.

(South Access)
1) Take 101 South 7.0 miles past the bridge
2) Turn right (northwest) on Siltcoos Beach Access Road
3) Go 1.5 miles to Driftwood II Campground.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoOregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center
855 Highway Ave
Reedsport, OR 97467
(541) 271-6000
www.fs.usda.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Main entrance.

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Main staging area.

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Beautiful coastal vegetation can be found throughout the area.

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