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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by lakes and lush forests, this expanse of towering sand dunes is a truly spectacular sight.

For one of the best spots to experience the rugged beauty of the Oregon coast, visit the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Sand dunes sculpted by the wind tower over the Pacific Ocean for miles and miles.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, more commonly known as NRA, stretches nearly 40 miles (64 kilometers) along the Pacific coast. It is part of Siuslaw National Forest, which encompasses approximately 634,207 acres (256,654 hectares) of Oregon wilderness. Travel from NRA’s northern border at the Coos River in North Bend continuing south to the Siuslaw River in Florence.

The Oregon Dunes are the result of millions of years of wind and weather erosion on the state’s coastline. They are one of North America’s largest regions of coastal sand dunes, some of which soar 500 feet (152 meters) above sea level. Have your camera ready; they are a truly enchanting sight that you will want to document.

The sandy expanse of dunes makes this a popular destination for off-road vehicle riders. Bring your motorcycle or quad or rent one at the park. Enjoy a guided tour through the dunes on a sand rail ride. Three trails, ranging from a flat sand road to soaring dunes, offer riders a variety of experiences within the park.

Take advantage of the endless water sports that the area offers. Visit some of the more than 30 lakes and ponds in the NRA, along with several streams and rivers. Go water skiing or scuba diving in one of the larger lakes, such as Woahink or Tahkenitch. Enjoy the scenery while sailing or canoeing. Cast your line into the water and see what fish you catch.

One of America’s most famous routes, Highway 101, runs right through Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Follow this highway along the entire western coast of the United States. Some of the country’s most iconic destinations, such as the Golden Gate Bridge in California and Olympic National Forest in Washington, can be found along Highway 101.

Top Hotels Close to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Winchester Bay Inn
Winchester Bay Inn
2.5 out of 5
390 Broadway Ave, Reedsport, OR
The price is $79 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

Situated on the boardwalk, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Umpqua Lighthouse. William M. Tugman ...

3.6/5Good! (267 reviews)

"The location is perfect for what I was looking for. The furniture needs improvement: the futon couch in my room was painful to sit on, and there was no closet to hang clothes."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Winchester Bay Inn
Best Western Salbasgeon Inn & Suites Of Reedsport
Best Western Salbasgeon Inn & Suites Of Reedsport
2.5 out of 5
1400 Highway 101, Reedsport, OR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $104 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

Situated in Reedsport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Umpqua Discovery Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Umpqua Lighthouse ...

4/5Very Good! (586 reviews)

"We booked the jetted tub room. It was clean and comfortable. There was a gas fireplace in the room which was cool and heated the room up too well. Fridge, microwave, and coffee maker were all good. The bed was comfortable, but the pillows were amazing! Definitely would stay again. Due to covid they ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Best Western Salbasgeon Inn & Suites Of Reedsport
Anchor Bay Inn
Anchor Bay Inn
2 out of 5
1821 Winchester Ave, Reedsport, OR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $48 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

Situated near the beach, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Umpqua Discovery Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Umpqua ...

3.1/5 (307 reviews)

"This hotel was mostly what I expected for the price but the staff was by far the most genuine, nicest and friendliest staff I have met. I left feeling very happy and pleased with they stay because they were just so nice. And not fake this is my job nice."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Anchor Bay Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Winchester Bay Inn
Winchester Bay Inn
2.5 out of 5
390 Broadway Ave, Reedsport, OR
The price is $79 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
Winchester Bay Inn
Best Western Salbasgeon Inn & Suites Of Reedsport
Best Western Salbasgeon Inn & Suites Of Reedsport
2.5 out of 5
1400 Highway 101, Reedsport, OR
The price is $104 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
Best Western Salbasgeon Inn & Suites Of Reedsport
Anchor Bay Inn
Anchor Bay Inn
2 out of 5
1821 Winchester Ave, Reedsport, OR
The price is $48 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
Anchor Bay Inn
Panoramic Ocean & River Views close to the dunes.
Panoramic Ocean & River Views close to the dunes.
Reedsport, OR
Panoramic Ocean & River Views close to the dunes.
Best Budget Inn
Best Budget Inn
2 out of 5
1894 Winchester Avenue, Reedsport, OR
The price is $55 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
Best Budget Inn
Economy Inn Reedsport
Economy Inn Reedsport
2 out of 5
1593 Highway 101, Reedsport, OR
The price is $60 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
Economy Inn Reedsport
Riverview - Mins To Beach, Dunes, Lakes 3 Bedroom Home
Riverview - Mins To Beach, Dunes, Lakes 3 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
1125 Winchester Ave, Reedsport, OR
Riverview - Mins To Beach, Dunes, Lakes 3 Bedroom Home
Riverview Retreat With Game Room Walk to Dining Near Beach, Dunes, Lakes
Riverview Retreat With Game Room Walk to Dining Near Beach, Dunes, Lakes
Reedsport, OR
Riverview Retreat With Game Room Walk to Dining Near Beach, Dunes, Lakes
Seadrift Motel & RV Park
Seadrift Motel & RV Park
2.5 out of 5
72363 US -101, Lakeside, OR
The price is $60 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
Seadrift Motel & RV Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.