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ALDER DUNE, OR

part ofSiuslaw National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ALDER DUNE
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Alder Dune Campground sits in a lush coastal forest between Alder and Dune Lakes in western Oregon.

The campground, in the Central Coast Ranger District, boasts 39 campsites with privacy created by walls of beautiful native shrubbery.

Natural Features:

Alder Dune sits in the Siuslaw National Forest. The forest is located in the coast mountain range of Oregon and is one of the two forests in the continental United States bordering the Pacific Ocean. Thick Douglas fir forests contrast sharply with miles of open sand dunes, beaches and freshwater lakes.

Recreation:

The quiet ambiance at the campground is ideal for wildlife viewing. Both Alder and Dune Lakes are stocked with rainbow trout several times a year for enjoyable fishing.

A trail system starting at the day-use area leads guests through an easy to moderate journey around Alder Lake and over sand dunes, where it connects to Sutton Trail and heads to a Pacific Coast beach.

Facilities:

The day-use area is nearest to Dune Lake, and the northern loop of the campground runs along Alder Lake. Pit toilets and drinking water are available at the nicely shaded campground. Roads are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

Heceta Beach is located nearby, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy the Pacific Ocean.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • There are no electric hookups
  • First-come, first-serve sites may be available
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.06917, -124.10194
44°4'9"N, 124°6'7"W

From Florence, Oregon, drive 6 miles north on Highway 101. The campground is located on the west side of the highway.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ALDER DUNE
89630 Hwy 101
Florence  OR  97439

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)547-3679
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