Family Vacations in Oregon

Family Vacations in Oregon: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area stretches for 47 miles along the Pacific Ocean.

This glorious national recreation area is filled with wind-sculpted dunes that tower nearly 500 feet above sea level and stretch 47 miles along the Oregon coast. It's a popular spot for families who enjoy hiking, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and camping.

A major lure that attracts many families is the chance to go roaring across the dunes in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area contai­ns some of the best ATV and dune buggy areas in the United States. A number of rental locations can be found along the coast, from Florence to North Bend.

Since ATVs and hiking don't mix, three ATV areas for riders of all experience levels have been designated in locations separate from the areas for camping and other outdoor activities. The area also has several large lakes that are perfect for waterskiing and swimming.

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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Information

Address: Along Highway 101 between Reedsport and Tillamook, OR

Telephone: 541/750-7000

Hours of Operation: Dawn - Dusk

To learn more about family vacation destinations, see:

  • Family Vacations: Learn about hundreds of family vacations in destinations all over North America.
  • Oregon State Guide: Learn about Mobil Travel Guide-rated hotels and restaurants in Oregon, as well as other recreational activites.
  • Scenic Drives:For those who think that getting there is half the fun, we have compiled more than 100 of the most scenic drives throughout the country.