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SOUTH JETTY SAND CAMPING, OR

part ofSiuslaw National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SOUTH JETTY SAND CAMPING
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

South Jetty, located less than a mile south of Florence, is an ideal camping area for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Visitors can camp, ride dunes through all hours of daylight and take in memorable views of the Pacific Ocean from atop the tall dunes of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

The area is the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. In the protected 40-mile section of coastal dunes, off-road vehicles are not allowed on the beach, so sunbathing, walking on the sandy shores and bird watching is welcomed.

Natural Features:

Campsites are located directly on the sand, dispersed along the Pacific Coast and the Siltcoos River. The dunefield is known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level. Siuslaw National Forest extends from Tillamook to Coos Bay along the coast of Oregon.

Recreation:

Off-road vehicle riding is the ultimate attraction here. For added variety, all beach goers can enjoy swimming and watching sea birds. In season, whales may be spotted in the ocean as well.

From the South Jetty Day-Use Area, hikers can enjoy miles of open beach and explore dune formations above the Siltcoos River. This section is separate from the off-road vehicle area.

Facilities:

Sites can only be accessed by 4X4 vehicles. No water is available so campers should bring an ample amount. Campsites are primitive and it's recommended that all campers bring portable toilets and fire pans.

Standard sites fit five vehicles and up to 20 people. The two group campsites fit 10 vehicles and 40 campers. Campsites are available year-round and reservations may fill up quickly in peak summer season.

Nearby Attractions:

Golfing is nearby and visitors can drive west to hike the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Access is by 4X4 on soft sand only
  • No drinking water or facilities available; please bring all necessary equipment including water, portable toilets and fire pans
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack in-pack out" facility
  • Possession of alcohol is prohibited
  • State of Oregon OHV permit required for off-road vehicle riding
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites outside the reservation season
  • All motorized vehicles on sand must adhere to Oregon OHV regulations. Click here for OHV requirements
  • Sound limit at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is 93db.
  • For more information on Siuslaw National Forest, click here

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.95639, -124.11694
43°57'23"N, 124°7'1"W

From Florence, Oregon, travel south on Highway 101 for 1 mile to South Jetty Road. Turn west and proceed a half mile.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SOUTH JETTY SAND CAMPING
855 HIGHWAY 101
REEDSPORT OR 97467

Phone Number:

Information: (541)271-6000
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