Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Reedsport

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The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is located on the Oregon Coast, stretching approximately 40 miles (64 km) north of the Coos River in North Bend to the Siuslaw River in Florence, and adjoining Honeyman State Park on the west. It is part of Siuslaw National Forest and is administered by the United States Forest Service.

The Oregon Dunes are a unique area of windswept sand. They are the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America and one of the largest expanses of temperate coastal sand dunes in the world, with some dunes reaching 500 feet (150 m) above sea level. They are the product of millions of years of erosion by wind and rain on the Oregon Coast. There are about 7,000 acres (28 km2) of sand dunes, about a fifth of the total area of the national recreation area. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area provides numerous recreational activities, including off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, hiking, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and camping. The Carter Dunes Trail and Oregon Dunes Day Use provide forest access for the disabled.

Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel Dune was inspired (in part) by the author's research on and fascination with the area.
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  • We jumped out and scrambled up the first big dune we saw. What a wild bit coastline! This is obviously a big area for ATVs, with extensive trails for them to use. 
    We jumped out and scrambled up the first big dune we saw. What a wild bit coastline! This is obviously a big area for ATVs, with extensive trails for them to use.  more »
  • came across these as we were driving along the coast line. pretty cool to see the dunes in oregan. pleanty of places to pull off and enjoy the day. 
    came across these as we were driving along the coast line. pretty cool to see the dunes in oregan. pleanty of places to pull off and enjoy the day.  more »
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  • If you like speed, sand, and laughing your head off; then you might want to try the Oregon Dunes. Had a lot of fun with my family a few weeks ago. Took a trip to Oregon, for a vacation and on our way back home we stopped by the Oregon dunes. If I knew just how much fun it was going to be I would have planned more time and went better prepared for the "SAND".
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