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Eel Creek Campground

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • Typical site at Eel Creek Campground.- Eel Creek Campground
  • A pull-through site at Eel Creek Campground.- Eel Creek Campground
  • Many of the sites are tucked away in coastal shrubs.- Eel Creek Campground
  • Typical site at Eel Creek Campground.- Eel Creek Campground
  • Restrooms at Eel Creek Campground.- Eel Creek Campground
  • You'll have direct access to the John Dellenback Trail from the road connecting the north and south loops.- Eel Creek Campground
  • - Eel Creek Campground
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Pros: 
Dunes and beach access. Flush toilet. Secluded sites. Light use.
Cons: 
No hookups.
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Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Managed by: 
Siuslaw National Forest
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Just 10 miles south of Reedsport, Eel Creek Campground is a great year-round option as you explore the incredible Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The campground is ideally situated in the middle of one of the recreation area’s few non-motorized zones, which means it gets less traffic, less noise, and it may be a little safer to casually walk out into the sand dunes. And hiking from the campground is easy, as a short trail leaves from the campground to connect with the John Dellenback Trail.

Eel Creek Campground is a little more straightforward than its neighbors, and it succeeds at focusing on its main mission: camping. There are no yurts, amphitheaters, or interpretive centers. Of the 52 sites, none have hookups, which is both refreshing and a little rustic by Oregon Coast campground standards. Several of the sites are a pull-through variety, however, and many of the others are large enough for small trailers. Restrooms are plumbed and are centrally located in both the north and south loops. A longer than average road connects the two loops, and several car/tent sites are strung out along this road, as is access to the dunes.

Visitors are a short drive from Tenmile Lake and Eel Lake in William M. Tugman State Park. Additionally, Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is only 6 miles north and well worth the trip.

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