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Oregon Dunes, Oregon

Winchester Bay - Umpqua Dunes

Winchester Bay - Banshee Hill
View from the top of "Banshee Hill"

Name: Middle area of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Location:

4 miles South of Reedsport, Oregon at Winchester Bay

Winchester Bay Map   Winchester Bay Map

Description:

Winchester Bay/Umpqua Dunes: Located south of Winchester Bay, this riding area is home to the tallest sand dunes in the Oregon Dunes NRA. The area is accessed from Umpqua Beach #2 Parking lot, and Umpqua Beach #3 Day use. Both are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.. A ride to the top of a tall dune offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The beach is closed to OHV travel year round. Other Campgrounds available in this area are Discovery Point, Salmon Harbor Resort, and Windy Cove. Two private rental companies, Dunes Odyssey and Dune Buggy Adventures, which furnish ATV rentals or tours.

The Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is at the north end of the dunes, near Discovery Point Resort.

Umpqua Lighthouse

Dune Fest is an annual event at Winchester Bay in late July/early August.

Dune Fest Winchester Bay   Oregon Dune Fest 2005   Oregon Dune Fest 2005   Oregon Dune Fest 2005

Oregon Dune Fest 2005 - Winchester Bay   Oregon Dune Fest 2005 - Winchester Bay   Oregon Dune Fest 2005 - Winchester Bay   Oregon Dune Fest 2005 - Winchester Bay   Oregon Dune Fest 2005 - Winchester Bay

Elevation -  0 - 500 ft.

Directions to Winchester Bay:

From Reedsport: south 2 miles on US 101 to Winchester Bay.  Turn right at Pelican Market onto Salmon Harbor Drive.  

Camping Areas: 

  1. Discovery Point Resort

Private campground. 60 RV sites with full hookups. Dune access is very close, short ride on pavement.  The park is located on Half Moon Bay below the Umpqua Lighthouse. Access to Winchester Bay/Umqua Dunes.

Location:  Winchester Bay, Oregon.

Directions: 
 - From Reedsport: south 2 miles on US 101 to Winchester Bay.  Turn right at Pelican Market onto Salmon Harbor Drive.  Proceed 1 mile and Discovery Point Resort is on the left hand side.

- From North Bend: US 101 north to Winchester Bay. Turn left at Pelican Market onto Salmon Harbor Drive.  Proceed 1 mile and Discovery Point Resort is on the left hand side.

# of Sites: 60 RV sites

Dune Access: Winchester Bay (Umpqua Dunes)

Discovery Point Site Map

Oregon Discovery Point Site Map

Discovery Point Office

OregonDiscoveryPointOffice-1.jpg (51180 bytes)

Discovery Point Camping Sites

Oregon Discovery Point Resort   Oregon Discovery Point Resort   Oregon Discovery Point Resort

Oregon Discovery Point Resort   Oregon Discovery Point Resort   Oregon Discovery Point Resort

Discovery Point Dune Access

Oregon Discovery Point Resort Access

Dune Country ATV Rentals - at Discovery Point Resort

Dune Country ATV Rentals

Discovery Point Resort - Aerial Photo

2. Half Moon Bay Campground - Douglas County Park Department

Highway 101 three miles south of Reedsport to Winchester Bay. One mile west on Salmon Harbor Drive. Newly constructed campground for the off road enthusiast. Features 45 large “first come – first serve” campsites and five reservable group sites. Group sites (A, B, & D) are $60.00 per night and Group Site C and Group Site E are $75.00 per night. Individual non hook-up sites are $20.00 per night.

Half Moon Bay Campground - Oregon Dunes  Half Moon Bay Campground - Oregon Dunes  Half Moon Bay Campground - Oregon Dunes

3. Windy Cove - Douglas County Park Department

Windy Cove A (541-271-4138) and Windy Cove B (541-271-5634) are located adjacent to Salmon Harbor at Winchester Bay via Hwy 101, 4 miles south of Reedsport. Camp sites at Windy Cove A are “first come, first serve”. 21 hookup sites (out of 40) are reservable at Windy Cove B through the park office (541-957-7001). We also accept reservations for 8 of our 29 non-hookup sites. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

OHV Staging Areas - Day Use:

Umpqua OHV Staging Area II - Aerial Photo

Umpqua Dunes Staging Area   Umpqua Dunes Staging Area   Umpqua Staging Area III 

Umpqua OHV Staging Area III - Aerial Photo

  • Umpqua River Lighthouse - ATV Staging Area

 

Other Photos:

The Dunes

Umpqua Dunes   Umpqua Dunes   Umpqua Dunes   Umpqua Dunes

Winchester Bay   Winchester Bay   Winchester Bay   Winchester Bay

Winchester Bay   Winchester Bay  Winchester Bay - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area  Winchester Bay - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Banshee Hill

Winchester Bay Banshee Hill   Winchester Bay Banshee Hill 

Dune Fest

Winchester Bay Dune Fest   Winchester Bay Dune Fest

Other Information:

South end closure - Look for signs and stay in the open area.

Winchester Bay South End Closure

News on the new County Staging Area & Campground near Umpqua Lighthouse

Dune Closure - New ATV Boundary signs going in:

Winchester Bay Closure   Winchester Bay Dune Closure   Winchester Bay Closure   Umpqua Dunes Closure   Umpqua Lighthouse OHV Closure
Photos courtesy of www.SandWizards.com

Access Corridor from Discovery Point and Windy Cove:

     

Links:

Weather:

Winchester Bay Weather Oregon Dunes

Winchester Bay ATV Rentals & Dune Tours

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