Trip Reports

Family Trip to the Oregon Dunes

Family Trip to the Oregon Dunes

Polaris RZR & Kawasaki Teryx at Coos Bay - Oregon Dunes
Our Polaris RZR & Kawasaki Teryx playing in the dunes at Coos Bay

On the Way to the Dunes

Getting ready for the Oregon Dunes - RZR & Teryx
Getting ready for the trip – Polaris RZR & Kawasaki Teryx ready for the trip

Mount Shasta
Mount Shasta

Valley of the Rogue State Park & Campground
Valley of the Rogue State Park & Campground

Coos Bay - Oregon Dunes  Coos Bay part of the Oregon Dunes
South tip of the Coos Bay part of the Oregon Dunes

Our Camping Area at the Dunes – KOA Campground – North Bend, OR

KOA Kampground - Oregon Dunes, North Bend
Our campsite at the KOA.  First day is raining.

Oregon Dunes - KOA Kampground - North Bend,OR KOA RV Park - Oregon Dunes KOA - Coos Bay, Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area

The KOA Kampground is in North Bend.  This section of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is the southern -most of the three dune areas.  The other two areas are Winchester Bay and Florence.

The KOA is situated just off of US Highway 101 north of Hauser and south of Spinreel. The campground is alright, but a bit more grass and trees would really help.

Trail to the dunes from the KOA KOA Oregon Dunes - Trail to the dunes

The worst part of the KOA is the long road to get to the dunes.  If you are running a new set of paddle tires on your UTV, you are going to cringe each time you head out to the dunes. A good part of the way is either road or pavement.

The other thing I didn’t like is the completely whooped out trail getting to the beach. The Hauser Beach Access Road has to be one of the longest section of whoops I have ever been on.

In the Dunes:


 Kawasaki Teryx with 2 seat roll cage, bumpers and doors 



UTV parts & service near the Coos Bay dunes:

Steve’s ATV Rentals (Hauser Road at the KOA turnoff) – Rents Polaris Ranger Crew, Polaris RZR and Yamaha Rhino.  Also offers parts and service for UTVs.

Steve's ATV Rental - North Bend, OR Polaris Ranger Crew - UTV Rental at Steve's

Bay Area Yamaha
1397 Sherman Ave
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 756-1278

Parker’s ATV Polaris
2136 Stanton Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459
(800) 360-4062

Farwest Kawasaki Suzuki
2580 Broadway
Coos Bay , OR 97420
(541) 751-8018

Side Trips:

Sea Lion Caves – Located 11 miles north of Florenceon U.S. Hwy 101, the Sea Lion Caves is America’s largest sea cave.  The cave floor is two acres and the cavern reaches a height of 125 feet. The cave is reached via an elevator that covers 215 ft. and was opened in 1961.

Sea Lion Caves - North of Florence Sea Lion Caves - North of Florence Sea Lion Caves - North of Florence Sea Lion Skeleton at the Sea Lion Caves

The cave was a bit over-priced ($32 for a family of four), and I thought that you would have been able to see more of the cave. But it was raining all day, so we did a bunch of tourist stuff.

West Coast Game Park -Located 7 miles south of Bandon on U.S. Hwy 101, the West Coast Game Park is a walk through safari.

West Coast Game Park in Bandon, OR West Coast Game Park in Bandon, OR


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