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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:40 PM
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discovery point is a gross p.o.s. if you ask me, we always dry camp at half moon bay.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

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discovery point is a gross p.o.s. if you ask me, we always dry camp at half moon bay.
But.... the OP asked specifically about full hookups. That is why it has been mentioned.

I personally do not care about full hookups either. Last time I was at Winchester was before Half Moon Bay existed. When I go to Horsfall/Hauser/Spinreel I use to stay at Horsfall campground. Last time I stayed at the Myrtlewood Factory at Hauser. I much prefer it there since you are in the middle of Horsfall and Spinreel.

I did not mention any of those campgrounds since they do not have hookups.
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

Where on the dunes is the KOA? Also sounds like Riley Ranch will be an option now with the bridge installed.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

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Where on the dunes is the KOA? Also sounds like Riley Ranch will be an option now with the bridge installed.
Just off hauser road down from myrtlewood factory.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but for the people in your group that ride dirt bikes, Riley Ranch is also home to the ONLY dirt MX track on the Oregon Coast.
They have awesome camping previsions and the new bridge will be open in time for summer. I was out there this past week and its almost complete and open for sand traffic.
Also, the area of the Dunes that the Riley Ranch area is in is a great place for driving RZR's. There are some killer bowls and a ton of awesome woop roads and trails.
No matter how you look at it, its worth the drive!!
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

Hello Orangemadness12,
Vancouver boy here.... made many trips down south... from Vancouver tot he oregon coast is about a 10 or hour run.

As for towns nearby... the largest one is Coos Bay and North Bend.... south end of all the dunes.... there are smaller communities near each of the dunes

As mentioned try and get to all three and then decide... I am more of technical trail rider and sand burm rider, than a speed or jumping rider.

Winchester Bay - smallest of all three areas, can NOT ride on the beach or have beach access, largest hills

Coos Bay/North Bend - easiest dunes of the three, good for beginners, a very whoopy filled access route from Box Car to the beach access, sand burm riding

Florence - lots of trails and wide open riding, better climbs than coos bay .. but not like Winchester Bay, a number of beach access routes, lots of beach, for the length of the neach you have sand burms, coast guard patrol route on the non ocean side of the burm

At coos bay there is the KOA campground with full hook ups and they have 6 or so small cabins that sleep 6 I think (no amenities in the cabin, group cook shelter, etc), small general store that sells permits, flags, maps of the areas, etc. Access from the KOA to dunes is via a route over private land so obey the speeds and db levels.....

Florence we normally stay at Whoahink RV (privately operated) which has full hook ups and has dune access, but does not sell permits... I think they had a couple of flags and minor atv stuff.... there are also some Florence state run campgrounds, but I understand you can not ride from your site during the summer... during off season months they lift the restrictions... so check the dates out... then they charge you a day parking fee to use their parking lots.

Winchester Bay has some camping.. but admittedly I have ridden there once... not my cup of tea....

As for enforcement patrols.... I have seen them at Coos Bay and Florence... as long as you have a flag and permit... they have not hasseled me... I have seen them at the access points writing many no flag tickets... flag is $20 and ticket is like $150 or so... seems like a no brainer to me, but then there are those others....

So in short I love Florence.... the biggest suggestion I can give you is dump the trail tires for sand tires.... sand tires and wheel spin is the way to go ... have fun

This years adventure will be two weeks or so, leaving Vancouver, BC for Oregon for 4 or so days, then Utah Idaho or Idaho Utah for 4 days each then back home......

I hope this helps you.....
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

Thanks for all the info, definatly helps! I think we're gonna stop at all three places just for the heck of it to see what we like. I'm for sure going to run paddles, no sense running big horns when we're going to do 90% sand. I'm pretty damn excited. And thanks for the info about the MX track, my buddy just bought a ktm250 and another a crf302 so I'm sure they'll want to hit the track.
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

Woahink RV in Florence is a stckler for only stock exhaust, no others allowed..
We have camped there in the past, it is nice has a communal firepit and very clean but does only just tolerate off roaders for noise and must not deviate from the ride area access.
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

I like all three...
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

Quote: Originally Posted by BADTOYZ View Post
I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but for the people in your group that ride dirt bikes, Riley Ranch is also home to the ONLY dirt MX track on the Oregon Coast.
They have awesome camping previsions and the new bridge will be open in time for summer. I was out there this past week and its almost complete and open for sand traffic.
Also, the area of the Dunes that the Riley Ranch area is in is a great place for driving RZR's. There are some killer bowls and a ton of awesome woop roads and trails.
No matter how you look at it, its worth the drive!!

Do they allow SxS on the track?
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

Coos bay, spin reel and horse falls have always been our favorite. Seem to have more variations of riding for all skill levels! But it's all good!
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

The new BRIDGE and SAND DUNE ACCESS Road is now OPEN!! (March 9th)
A group of just recently stayed for several days and I must say they are doing a awesome job with this Campground!
It's gong to be the place to stay for Oregon Dunes,this year and many more.
Water,Electric,Showers/Bathrooms on site and 2 Cabins! 100ft Campsites!
Here is a short Video showing the drive from the dunes to the campground.
It start's out as sand then loose large gravel rocks to packed gravel in the campground.
The video is fast forward because who wants to watch 4 minutes of road driving,lol
The SPEED LIMIT from the bridge to the campground is 10MPH after that have fun! it's about .04 miles long and about .02 miles of that is loose large gravels rocks (as paddle friendly as you can get without being sand IMO)Part of the agreement made with the ones apposing the road and bridge was to have minimal impact of the surrounding area so sand was not allowed to be used to pave the road.




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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

Quote: Originally Posted by TruckinRazor View Post
The new BRIDGE and SAND DUNE ACCESS Road is now OPEN!! (March 9th)
A group of just recently stayed for several days and I must say they are doing a awesome job with this Campground!
It's gong to be the place to stay for Oregon Dunes,this year and many more.
Water,Electric,Showers/Bathrooms on site and 2 Cabins! 100ft Campsites!
Here is a short Video showing the drive from the dunes to the campground.
It start's out as sand then loose large gravel rocks to packed gravel in the campground.
The video is fast forward because who wants to watch 4 minutes of road driving,lol
The SPEED LIMIT from the bridge to the campground is 10MPH after that have fun! it's about .04 miles long and about .02 miles of that is loose large gravels rocks (as paddle friendly as you can get without being sand IMO)Part of the agreement made with the ones apposing the road and bridge was to have minimal impact of the surrounding area so sand was not allowed to be used to pave the road.
I am sure your distances are correct, but when I drove in it seemed a lot further than that.

I would disagree with you. I was not impressed by the campground. I did not like the fact that they used loose drain rock for all of their gravel needs. I also fear that the access road is going to quickly turn into a whoop road.

Options are good, and I may change my mind in the future, but my first impressions were not as favorable as yours. I am going to stick with Myrtlwood for the time being.

However... If I take my kids with me, I could definitely see Riley Ranch being more kid friendly with activities to do when not out riding on the dunes.
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

yeah, there is no way that was 4/100th of a mile, maybe he meant 4/10th?
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Re: Best dunes in Oregon?

I'll be there in 2 weeks! I've never camped with direct dunes access.
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