South Jetty, located less than two miles south of Florence, is an ideal camping area for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Visitors can camp, ride the dunes, and take in memorable views of the Pacific Ocean. Several designated off-road vehicle routes and an open riding area are present to the south of South Jetty Road.
South Jetty is located within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA). The ODNRA contains the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America.
**Please be aware: Paving and road realignment projects will be occurring on South Jetty road in late summer and early fall 2021. During this time, access to the South Jetty staging area, Goosepasture staging area, and South Jetty crab dock will be temporarily restricted. Please plan accordingly and please call 541-271-6000 for more information. This notice will be updated as project dates are finalized.
Off-road vehicle riding is the largest attraction here, with designated routes and miles of open riding areas on the sand. From the nearby South Jetty Day-Use Area, hikers can enjoy miles of open beach, with opportunities to view sea birds and explore dune formations. The non-motorized section of beach is separate from the off-road vehicle area. During certain times of year, whales may be spotted in the ocean.
Sites can only be accessed by 4X4 vehicles. No water is available so campers should bring an ample amount. Campsites are primitive and all campers must bring their own portable toilets and fire pans.
Standard campsites fit 5 vehicles and up to 20 people. The group campsite fits 10 vehicles and up to 40 people. Within each campsite, all vehicles and tents must be positioned within 150 feet of the campsite marker post. Campsites are available year-round (by reservation only) and reservations may fill up quickly during peak summer season.
Campsites are located directly on the sand and are dispersed amongst the dunes. The nearby dunefield is known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level.
South Jetty is just south of Florence, which is a full service community featuring restaurants, shops, and other activities. Additional hiking, beachcombing, and off-road vehicle riding opportunities are available in the Siltcoos Recreation Area, which is 6 miles south of South Jetty Road. For boating and fishing, visit Siltcoos Lake, Carter Lake, or Sutton Lake.
For facility specific information, please call (541) 271-6000.
Charges & Cancellations
Campsites that are not occupied after 24 hours of arrival time will be considered as a "no show" and sites will be released for others to reserve. If campers will be arriving after 24 hours of their arrival time, they are encouraged to call the ranger station at 541-271-6000 to let staff know.