Spinreel Campground is an off-road vehicle rider's dream, located within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area along Tenmile Creek. Campers can rely on conveniences like drinking water and paved roads, with prime access to expansive off-road riding opportunities along the sandy dunes. The campground also provides a boat launch for visitors seeking to float Tenmile Creek.
Drinking water, flush toilets, trash collection, recycling, picnic tables, fire rings, and a boat ramp are available for campers. The ramp is designed for small boats entering Tenmile Creek. There are no electric hookups or dump stations in this campground.
Guidelines for a safe visit to the Siuslaw National Forest
The Siuslaw’s campgrounds, day use areas, and trails continue to be open for public enjoyment. While you are visiting the Forest, please adhere to the following guidelines. These guidelines will help ensure a safe and healthy visit for you and your family, our employees and volunteers, and other visitors:
By state orders, everyone age 5 and older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth in indoor public spaces and outdoors when physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible.
Restrooms that are open are generally cleaned and disinfected at least once daily at the more popular campgrounds and day use sites, and once to three times a week at other sites.
Be prepared for limited or no services, including no trash collection at recreation sites. Be prepared to provide your own soap, sanitizer, or disinfectant.
If no trash receptacle is provided, please protect your public lands by packing out your waste and trash.
The state has issued a travel advisory recommending that visitors from out of state (including Oregon residents returning from another state or country) should self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival.
For more information on COVID-19 in Oregon, please visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Due to the recent influx of recreationists on the Siuslaw National Forest, Forest Service-operated campgrounds went to 100% online reservations as of August 3rd. This change allows us to continue providing camping opportunities to the public while still mitigating COVID concerns.
Visitors can make reservations online through this website (preferred), or via phone by calling the recreation.gov phone line at 877-444-6777. If you call this number, please be prepared for longer-than-usual wait times. Please note that the Siuslaw National Forest does not have any control over the recreation.gov phone line, so we ask you to please prepare by making reservations well in advance.
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Spinreel Campground is located in the heart of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, near a large section of open dunes. The towering dunes provide expansive vistas of the nearby terrain, and the dune field is surrounded by coastal forest.
The Pacific Ocean lies a short distance to the west. Tenmile Creek begins at Tenmile Lake, flows past the campground, and empties into the Pacific Ocean.
The John Dellenback Dunes Trail is located two miles north of Spinreel Campground. This is a non-motorized trail that traverses a section of tall and open sand dunes on the way to the beach.
Off-road vehicle riders can check out other nearby riding opportunities in the Hauser and Horsfall areas.
Spinreel is an outstanding location for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Thrill seekers have a choice of riding on designated routes (such as the Coast Guard Trail) or cruising in the open riding zones.
Elsewhere, the Pacific Ocean beaches provide opportunities for beachcombing, viewing wildlife, and playing in the surf. To the north of the Spinreel Staging Area, there is a beach section open for horseback riders and hikers only (no motorized use). Other portions of the beach are open to off-road vehicles.
Fishing and boating opportunities are also available in Tenmile Creek and Tenmile Lake.
Normally, a campsite will be released to first-come, first-serve status if it is not occupied within the first 24 hours of the arrival time on the reservation. This campground does not have any first-come, first-serve sites available at this time; with this in mind, the 24-hour arrival policy is temporarily suspended until further notice.
Oregon Dunes Visitor Center 855 HWY 101 Reedsport OR 97467
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-271-6000
From Reedsport, Oregon, travel about 12 miles south on Highway 101 to Spinreel Road. Turn right onto Spinreel Road and proceed 1/2 mile to the Spinreel Campground entrance. Turn left to enter the campground.