Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Reedsport

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The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is located on the Oregon Coast, stretching approximately 40miles north from the Coos River in North Bend, to the Siuslaw River, in Florence. The NRA is part of Siuslaw National Forest and is administered by the United States Forest Service. The dunes adjoin Honeyman State Park.The Oregon Dunes are a unique area of windswept sand that is the result of millions of years of wind and rain erosion on the Oregon Coast. These are the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. Some dunes tower up to above sea level, providing numerous recreational opportunities including off-road vehicle use, hiking, photography, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and camping. The Carter Dunes Trail and Oregon Dunes Day Use provide disabled access for forest visitors.In 1963, Congressman Robert B. Duncan introduced a bill to establish a National Park at the Oregon Dunes. It passed the Senate Interior Committee unanimously. Senator Wayne Morse opposed provisions of the bill that would have increased environmental protections by restricting property uses.
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  • September 24, 2017
    We stopped at the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area north of Reedsport and hiked across the dunes and out to the beach. This area has restrictions during the nesting season of the snowy plover and these were ...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    This is a very nice hiking trail through forest, dunes and beach. The forest looks like a rain forest, along the way deer seen and beautiful birds. On the Beach the seagulls that were fighting to a washed up crab, water birds looking for food. Piece through the dunes was heavy but well worth it, nature on this route is great! Parking is available at the campground only with a pass $5, please keep this in mind!
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  • September 18, 2017
    Beautiful beak and a great place for a walk in the sand. Kids would love on a warm day, but it is the Northwest and the wind can be chilly at times. Definitely worth a look.  more »

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