The Spinreel sand camping area is located within the largest off-road vehicle riding zone in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Sand campsites are located directly on the sand and are accessible by 4x4 vehicles only. Visitors to this area can experience the thrill of scaling the vast open dunes, or they can explore the designated sand routes that wind through the coastal forest.
Campsites can only be accessed by 4x4 vehicles via soft sand routes. Individual sites are identified by numbered posts; camp only within designated sites and within 150 feet of the site marker. Each site accommodates up to 5 vehicles and 20 people.
This camping area is primitive and provides no water, restrooms, or campfire rings. Visitors must bring their own water, portable toilets, and fire pans.
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.
No drinking water or basic facilities available; please bring all necessary equipment including water, portable toilets and fire pans
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You will likely need a vehicle suitable for driving on loose sand to drive into this campground.
This dispersed camping area is on the sand in the heart of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Miles of open sand dunes are available for exploration and adventure. The sand dunes are surrounded by coastal forest, and the Pacific Ocean is nearby. A handful of small ponds are also tucked away amongst the dunes.
This camping area is near a number of scenic water bodies, including Eel Lake, Tenmile Lake, Tenmile Creek, and the Pacific Ocean.
The John Dellenback Dunes Trail is located two miles north of the Spinreel Staging Area. This is a non-motorized trail that traverses a section of tall and open sand dunes on the way to the beach.
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.
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 Highway 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. Follow the main access road for a short distance, and the sand access will be on the left near the off-road vehicle staging area.