National Recreation Area
This Oregon weekend we go to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
which stretches from Florence to Coos Bay and is part of the Siuslaw
National Forest. This is the largest area of Dunes in the country. In
places the dunes stretch as much as 2.5 miles inland and some sand
dunes are as high as 500 feet. Here is a link to find out more about
the Dunes geology.
area has numerous recreational opportunities and activities. There
are 30 lakes and numerous streams for fishing, swimming and other water
sports. The Dunes also offer off-highway vehicle use, hiking on over a
dozen trails through forest flourishing in Douglas-fir and Sitka
spruce, dunes, and wetlands, photography, canoeing, horseback riding
beach parking areas as well as thirteen campgrounds give you plenty of
new places to try on any of your Oregon weekends. Three main off road
riding areas through the Dunes are yours to enjoy, as well as several
smaller ones. There are also nine day use areas for you to use.
part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area the Oregon Dunes
National Park is a favorite weekend spot for a get away. Consisting of
lakes, sand dunes, streams, coastal areas, rivers, and forests located
in the forty-mile stretch on the Oregon coast there is something for
everyone. The Dunes are also a great place for outdoor activities, such
as biking, hiking, sand boarding, OHV use, and horseback riding.
But if you lean toward a more solitary and
relaxing pursuit, such as
bird watching or trail walking, the area is home and shelter to many
rare birds, such as endangered shore birds, bald eagles, osprey, and
egrets. The ecological diversity found in the Dunes National Park
creates a perfect sanctuary for many types of wildlife. Enjoy many
convenient access points to the local campgrounds and Oregon coast
dune. The natural wonder of the winding trails and the beauty coastal
waters are here for you to enjoy.
The Dunes truly are a wondrous and marvelous place
to vacation or just spend a weekend.
Along the coast you can find several private
rentals of off road vehicles, so you can enjoy the Dunes at your own
all the info they didn't put in your owners manual. We offer a recall
newsletter, ATV repair manuals, parts and accessories, ATV club
listings, and ATV related links and a Q and A forum.
Return from Oregon Dunes page
to Attractions page