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.
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 group campsite fits 10 vehicles and 40 campers. Campsites are available year-round and reservations may fill up quickly in peak summer season.
The State of Oregon has issued a travel advisory recommending that people arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation applies to non-essential travel, including tourism and recreation. For more information please visit oregon.gov or traveloregon.com
Guidelines for a safe visit to the Siuslaw National Forest
Effective November 18, 2020, the State of Oregon is enacting temporary new rules to limit the rapid spread of COVID-19. The Siuslaw’s campgrounds, day use areas, and trails continue to be open for public enjoyment. While you are visiting the Forest, please follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy visit for you and your family, our employees and volunteers, and other visitors.
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.
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.
Golfing is nearby and visitors can drive east to hike the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range.
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.
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.
855 HIGHWAY 101 REEDSPORT OR 97467
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-271-6000
From Florence, Oregon, travel south on Highway 101 for 1 mile to South Jetty Road. Turn right and proceed 1 ½ miles to Goosepasture Staging on the left.