Spinreel Sand Camping

Siuslaw National Forest

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.

Need to Know

Natural Features

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. 

Nearby Attractions

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.

Changes & Cancellations

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. 

Contact Information


Oregon Dunes Visitor Center 855 Highway 101 Reedsport OR 97467

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 541-271-6000

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Driving Directions

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. 

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