South Jetty, located less than two miles south of Florence, is an ideal camping area for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Visitors can camp, ride dunes through all hours of daylight, and take in memorable views of the Pacific Ocean from atop the tall dunes of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA). The ODNRA contains the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America.
Off-road vehicle riding is the largest attraction here, with 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 above the Siltcoos River. This section is separate from the off-road vehicle area. In season, whales may be spotted in the ocean as well.
Sites can only be accessed by 4X4 vehicles. No water is available so campers should bring an ample amount. Campsites are primitive and it’s recommended that all campers bring portable toilets and fire pans.
Standard sites fit five vehicles and up to 20 people. The group campsite fits 10 vehicles and up to 40 people. Campsites are available year-round 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.
Golfing is nearby and visitors can drive east to hike the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range.
Charges & Cancellations
Normally, a campsite will be released to first-come, first-serve status if it is not occupied within the first 24 hours of the arrival time on the reservation. This campground does not have any first-come, first-serve sites available at this time; with this in mind, the 24-hour arrival policy is temporarily suspended until further notice.
From Florence, Oregon, travel south on Highway 101 for 1 mile to South Jetty Road. Turn right and proceed 1 ½ miles to Goosepasture Staging on the left.541-271-6000N