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


Spinreel sand camping is home to the largest riding area in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Sand camp sites at the camping area are located directly on the sand.

Visitors here seek the thrill of scaling the vast open dunes, beachcombing from the seat of their 4X4, and wandering through designated sand routes surrounded by shore pine, Wax myrtle, Huckleberry and Salal.

Natural Features:

The dispersed camping area is on the sand in the heart of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level. The dunes cover 1,076 acres of land, surrounded by forests and the waves of the Pacific coast.


Spinreel ultimately attracts off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Thrill-seekers have a choice of riding on designated routes like the Coast Guard Trail and ATV Trail #430, or cruising in the open riding sections.

Swimming and beachcombing are also enjoyed activities along the Pacific. North of the Spinreel Staging Area is a beach section for horseback riders and hikers.


Access to campsites is only by 4x4 vehicles via soft sand routes. Individual sites are identified by numbered posts. Each site accommodates up to five vehicles and 20 campers for tent camping.

Sites are rustic and no toilets or campfire pits are available. Portable toilets and fire pans are highly recommended.

Nearby Attractions:

Explore the waterways of the region, including Oregon's lovely Pacific Ocean, Tahkenitch Lake and Siltcoos Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Berry Picking
  • Fishing
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • ATV Rentals
Know Before You Go
  • No drinking water or basic 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
  • State of Oregon OHV permit required for off-road vehicle riding
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites outside the reservation season
  • For more information on Siuslaw National Forest, click here
  • 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):
43.43528, -124.24639
43°26'7"N, 124°14'47"W

From Reedsport Oregon, travel 11 miles south on Highway 101 to Spinreel Road. Turn on Spinreel Road and proceed a half mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


  OR  97467

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)271-6000
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