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Horsfall Sand Camping

Siuslaw National Forest

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Overview

The Horsfall Sand Camping Area is an outstanding destination for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Sites are located directly on the sand at the southern end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. From here, adventure seekers can experience the thrill of riding through vast open dunes or meandering through designated sand routes surrounded by coastal forest. The tops of the dunes provide prime views of the Pacific Coast to the west and the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range to the east.

Recreation

Horsfall is an outstanding destination for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Thrillseekers have a choice of riding on designated routes like the Bark Sand Route and the Bull Run Sand Route, or cruising through the open riding zones. 

Anglers can fish in Jordan Cove, which is the portion of Coos Bay that is nearest to the campsites. Hikers can access the nearby Bluebill Trail for a 1.2-mile journey around Bluebill Lake. And last but not least, the beach along the Pacific Ocean is only 2 miles from the Horsfall off-road vehicle staging area.

Facilities

Sand campsites can only be accessed by 4X4 vehicles on soft sand routes. No water is available so campers should bring an ample amount. Campsites are primitive and all campers must bring portable toilets and fire pans. Standard sites fit 5 vehicles and up to 20 people. The group campsites fit 10 vehicles and 40 people. Campsites are available year-round (by reservation only) and reservations may fill up quickly in peak summer season. Within each campsite, all vehicles and tents must be positioned within 150 feet of the campsite marker post.

Natural Features

Campsites are located on the sand at the southern edge of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA). This section of the ODNRA features tall sand dunes surrounded by coastal forest. Several water bodies are nearby, including Horsfall Lake, Bluebill Lake and Jordan Cove, which is a section of Coos Bay. A wide variety of wildlife is present in the area, including coyote, black bear, elk, mink, porcupine, and otter. 

Nearby Attractions

Coos Bay, a picturesque inlet where the Coos River flows into the Pacific Ocean, is a short distance south of Horsfall Beach Road. The waterway provides an excellent habitat for sea birds.

contact_info

For facility specific information, please call (541) 271-6000.

Charges & Cancellations

Campsites that are not occupied after 24 hours of arrival time will be considered as a "no show" and sites will be released for others to reserve. If campers will be arriving after 24 hours of their arrival time, they are encouraged to call the ranger station at 541-271-6000 to let staff know. 

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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Horsfall
Siuslaw National Forest
0.2mi
Bluebill Campground
Siuslaw National Forest
1.0mi
Wild Mare Horse Camp
Siuslaw National Forest
1.2mi
Horsfall Beach
Siuslaw National Forest
1.7mi
Hauser Sand Camping
Siuslaw National Forest
3.3mi
Spinreel Sand Camping
Siuslaw National Forest
9.0mi
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