South of Florence, the mountains move inland. The dunes lie
along the coast, with the estuaries of three major river valleys connected by
two long stretches of sand. This 40 miles of dunescape is made accessible at
many points along Highway 101.
There are sand roads and designated rides between South Jetty
to the Siltcoos River (Florence Area). Although the map shows an area
approximately 5.5 miles long by 1 mile wide, much of it is not available for
off-highway vehicle use. On the west, large areas are covered with European
beach grass. On the east, much has been closed due to noise complaints. The
dunes in this area, in general, are larger than at Coos Bay but smaller than
at Winchester Bay. An interesting feature of this dune section are five large
"tree islands". These islands are remnants of older forests that
have been surrounded by the dunes. They serve as good landmarks to find your
way under foggy or dark conditions. Running parallel to the beach along the
west side is a mile long stretch of smooth, wet sand. It is often referred to
as "the drag strip".
The area is best known for South Jetty Hill, fondly called “Show-Off
Hill” by OHV enthusiasts. The OHV rider will find large sand dunes and five
tree islands (closed to OHV access) within the riding area boundaries. A Noise
Buffer Closure is in place on the eastern boundary. The beach adjacent to
riding areas is open to OHV access. The area has a 10 p.m. curfew.
Elevation - 0 - 200 ft.
Location: 7 miles south of Florence on 101.
Directions: From Florence travel 7 miles south to the Siltcoos Beach
Access Road. Turn west on Siltcoos Beach Access Road and proceed 1.5 miles west
to Driftwood II Campground.
Dune Access: Florence (South Jetty to Siltcoos)
# of Sites: 68 OHV sites for auto or trailer.
Driftwood II Camp Site Map
Driftwood II Camping Sites
Driftwood II - Showers and Campground Host
Driftwood II Dune Access
** October 1 to April 30 OHV access allowed to Oregon Dunes.
Three miles south of Florence on scenic Highway 101 is the
second largest overnight camp in the state. There are two miles of sand dunes
between the park and the ocean. Two natural freshwater lakes are within the
Location: Three miles south of Florence
Directions: Three miles south of Florence on scenic
Dune Access: Florence (South Jetty to Siltcoos). Access
the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area directly from your campsite in H loop
of the campground.OHV's must be walked out of campground.
Honeyman Camp Site Map