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Oregon Dunes, Oregon

Florence

Oregon Dunes Florence

Name: Northernmost area of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Location:

South of Florence, Oregon. North of Reedsport.

Florence Map Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Description:

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.

Directions to Florence Dunes:

  • Northern End (South Jetty): Accessed via South Jetty Road off of US 101.

  • Southern End (Driftwood II and Siltcoos): Accessed via Siltcoos Beach Access Road off of US 101.

Camping Areas: 

1. Driftwood II OHV Campround

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

Oregon Driftwood Camp Map

Driftwood II Camping Sites

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Driftwood II - Showers and Campground Host

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Driftwood II Dune Access

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Driftwood II Campground - Aerial Photo

2. Honeyman State Park

** 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 park.

Location:  Three miles south of Florence

Directions: Three miles south of Florence on scenic Highway 101.

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.

ATV Access gate from loop H in the Honeyman State park

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park - Aerial Photo

Honeyman Camp Site Map

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

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OHV Staging Areas - Day Use:

 

Oregon Dunes South Jetty Staging Area

Other Photos:

The Dunes

South Jetty Dunes   Florence Dunes

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Florence Photos - Out4Sand.com

Florence 7/99 - SandBros.com

Aerial Photos

Other Information:

  • Noise: Please follow noise buffer regulations.  Look for signs, and stay in the open area.

Florence Dunes Noise Buffer

Links:

Weather:

Florence Weather Oregon Dunes

Florence ATV Rentals & Dune Tours

Sand Land Tours Florence

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