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About Alder Dune

Alder Dune Campground sits in a lush coastal forest between Alder and Dune Lakes in western Oregon.

The campground, in the Central Coast Ranger District, boasts 39 campsites with privacy created by walls of beautiful native shrubbery.


The quiet ambiance at the campground is ideal for wildlife viewing. Both Alder and Dune Lakes are stocked with rainbow trout several times a year for enjoyable fishing.

A trail system starting at the day-use area leads guests through an easy to moderate journey around Alder Lake and over sand dunes, where it connects to Sutton Trail and heads to a Pacific Coast beach.


The day-use area is nearest to Dune Lake, and the northern loop of the campground runs along Alder Lake. Pit toilets and drinking water are available at the nicely shaded campground. Roads are paved.

Natural Features

Alder Dune sits in the Siuslaw National Forest. The forest is located in the coast mountain range of Oregon and is one of the two forests in the continental United States bordering the Pacific Ocean. Thick Douglas fir forests contrast sharply with miles of open sand dunes, beaches and freshwater lakes.

Nearby Attractions

Heceta Beach is located nearby, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy the Pacific Ocean.

ADA Access: N

National Forest
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Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Alder Dune is located in Oregon
44.0692 N
-124.1019 W
Get Directions
From Florence, Oregon, drive 6 miles north on Highway 101. The campground is located on the west side of the highway.
6 Reviews of Alder Dune
Nice and always available

We have camped at Alder Dunes a few times, its seems to be one of those places that always has at least a couple spots available even  at hiliday weekends

First time i camped here i had just moved to Oregon and against the advice of my wife ( a native Oregonian) decided to take off Friday on a Labor Day weekend to camp at the coast..as you can well imagine it was a disaster..by 6 PM we pulled into Alder Dune ( had been on the go since 10 am)..and lo and behold they had a spot.

Wonderful.next to the highway but the dense vegetation dulls the roar.

Some nice trails, grounds well kept..the sites themselves are very varied you can get a huge comfortable site the same price as a squeezed in horrible one.

Mostly good

Good surprise

We snagged a one nighter here on a busy holiday weekend. We got a really great site with two levels, lots of trees and privacy. The grounds are well kept and it’s plenty quiet. There are lots of trails around to hike and we can never get enough of the OR coast views!

Nice spot

Cozy little campground! A few spots are right on the road of the loop but some are set back into the trees to provide more privacy! Not too busy in the off season. Restrooms available.

Private camping spots

The campsites are secluded, fire pit and picnic tables. A little noise from entrance, but not annoying. Semi primitive, pit toilets unless you head to the day use area where there are flush toilets. Small lake for fishing. Trail through the dunes, we didn't make it to the beach.


Was a nice enough campsite. Expensive for a site with pit toilets, potable water but no running water and not all the sites were flat.

First to Review
A quick one night stay

Lots of trees between each site add more privacy than most campgrounds. There is some noise from highway 101. Nice trails around the pond.