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.
- 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.
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.