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Description - The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area features wind-sculpted dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level which provide numerous recreational opportunities including off-road vehicle use, hiking, photography, fishing canoeing, horseback riding and camping. Visitors enjoy the thick forests, open dunes, marsh-like deflation plains and the beaches. The Carter Dunes Trail and Oregon Dunes Overlook provide disabled access for forest visitors.

Attractions - In addition to some of the state's finest beach areas, the National Recreation Area includes numerous campgrounds, hiking trails, boat launch sites, and picnicking areas. Visitors will also enjoy thick forests, open dunes and marsh-like deflation planes.

Recreation - Recreational activities include off-road vehicle use, hiking, camping, picnicking, backpacking, photography, canoeing and horseback riding.

Climate - Coastal weather is characterized by continually changing moods; a winter day may bring a violent rain storm yet the following day may be clear, calm, and sunny. Summer fog is common and temperatures remain mild year-round.

Location - The Oregon dunes National Recreation Area extends along the Oregon coast from Florence to Coos Bay. Nearly the entire district can be accessed from Highway 101.


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Contact Information:
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, 855 Highway Avenue , Reedsport, OR, 97467, Phone: 541-271-3611, Fax: 541-750-7244, TTY: 541-271-3614

Additional Information:
Central Coast - The Central Coast reaches from Tillamook Bay, south to the Umpqua River and the town of Reedsport. The terrain varies from huge monoliths standing off the coast, to sand dunes of 40 miles in length and more than 550 feet tall.
Oregon National Forests and Parks - Oregon offers a vast amount of federal land, much of it encompassed within its 13 National Forests. The Park Service sites in Oregon include Crater Lake National Park, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Oregon Caves National Monument and the Fort Clatsop National Memorial.
Siuslaw National Forest - The Siuslaw National Forest is located in the coast mountain range of Oregon, bordering the Pacific Ocean. The Siuslaw National Forest encompasses an extremely productive and diverse landscape.
South Coast - The South Coast stretches from the Umpqua River, south to the California border. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, and numerous coastal state parks are among the attractions of this beautiful region.

Links:
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area - Official agency Website

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