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:
Please keep in mind that restrooms 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 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.
For more information on COVID-19 in Oregon, please visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19
Forest Service-operated campsites on the Siuslaw National Forest are currently available by online reservation only. This policy 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
Sites must occupied within first 24 hours of arrival time. Otherwise unoccupied sites will be considered a "no-show" and will be released.
For more information on the Siuslaw National Forest, click here
Access to sand camp is across soft sand. Four Wheel Drive vehicles strongly recommended.
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.
Campsites that are not occupied after 24 hours of arrival time will be considered as a "no show" and sites will be released for others to reserve. If campers will be arriving after 24 hours of their arrival time, they are encouraged to call the ranger station at 541-271-6000 to let staff know.
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.