Spinreel Sand Camping

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 from the seat of their 4X4, and wandering through designated sand routes surrounded by shore pine, Wax myrtle, Huckleberry and Salal.

Natural Features:

The 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 1,076 acres of land, surrounded by forests and the waves of the Pacific coast.


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.

Swimming 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 4×4 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.

Sites are rustic and no toilets or campfire pits are available. Portable toilets and fire pans are highly recommended. 

Nearby Attractions:

Explore the waterways of the region, including Oregons lovely Pacific Ocean, Tahkenitch Lake and Siltcoos Lake.

Spinreel Campground

Contact Info

Lakeside, Oregon 97459



  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing

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