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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Dunes and beach access. Flush toilet. Secluded sites. Light use.

Cons

No hookups.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Siuslaw National Forest

Reservation phone number

877-444-6777

Address

John Dellenback Dunes Trail #1339
North Bend, OR 97459
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Potable water

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Comments

06/09/2018
Potable water near all the sites, very quiet and right on the dunes; pretty decent bathrooms
08/01/2015
One of my all time favorite campgrounds on the coast. I have both tent camped, and brought my teardrop trailer here. Occasionally you will see big rigs here, but not in general. The dunes are right up to some of the campsites, and I never see more than a few people on the John Dellenback trail. Restrooms always spotless.
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