Spinreel sand camping is home to the largest riding area in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Sand camp sites at the camping area are located directly on the sand. Visitors here seek the thrill of scaling the vast open dunes, beachcombing and exploring designated sand routes surrounded by shore pine, Wax myrtle, Huckleberry and Salal.
Spinreel ultimately attracts off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Thrill-seekers have a choice of riding on designated routes like the Coast Guard Trail and ATV Trail #430, or cruising in the open riding sections. Playing in the surf and beachcombing are also enjoyed activities along the Pacific. North of the Spinreel Staging Area is a beach section for horseback riders and hikers.
Access to campsites is only by 4x4 vehicles via soft sand routes. Individual sites are identified by numbered posts. Each site accommodates up to five vehicles and 20 campers for tent camping. Camp only within designated sites and within 150 feet of the site marker. Sites are rustic and no toilets or campfire pits are available. Portable toilets and fire pans are highly recommended.
This dispersed camping area is on the sand in the heart of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level. The dunes cover 31, 500 acres of land, surrounded by forests and the waves of the Pacific coast.
Explore the waterways of the region, including Oregon's lovely Pacific Ocean, Tahkenitch Lake and Siltcoos Lake.
ADA Access: N
Great place but the $10 is SAND Camping in the dunes. The actual campground is $25 a night.
Spinreel Sand Camping is awesome if you're an ATV enthusiast. Do NOT expect it to be quiet and/or serene if you camp here, but DO expect this riding area to be one of the best in Oregon. Also, expect to pack out what you pack in, and be sure to have a generator, air compressor (you WILL need to air down to get in and out of the sand camping areas), propane, and water for dry camping if you are bringing an RV. Dogs ARE allowed. You can ride from the northern-most end of Spinreel all the way south to Coos Bay (you can literally see the bridge to Coos Bay at the end of the dunes). This will take you most of the day, unless you're a hardcore rider/ATVer, so there is LOTS to see here, including beach riding access! There are a TON of lakes in this area, and a big variety of trails, hills, and open dune areas. Since this is national forest, alcohol is prohibited in sand dune camping areas. Beautiful riding area, though, for those who love it! I rate it an 8.