Sand Lake

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Site Description:

Riders of all experience levels will find challenges on the sand dunes north of Sand Lake Estuary. There are ecologically fragile areas within the park which are closed, be sure to consult with the rangers before riding. Riders are encouraged not to drive on established vegetation. Take special care riding over dune crests and in other limited site range places.

To Get There:

Follow US Highway 101 to Sand Lake Road, approximately fifteen miles south of Tillamook. Turn west on Sand Lake and follow signs to Sand Lake Recreation Area.

Trail Uses & Sizes:

Open to Class I, II and III ATVs


All Year. Winter is wet to very wet.


Admission is limited to 1200 street licensed vehicles. ATVs towed by the primary street licensed vehicle are not counted toward this limit. A $5 dollar fee is required only during three-day weekends: memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor day. Each street licensed vehicle entering the park on these days must have a permit, available for $5 and requiring advance purchase by writing to the Hebo Ranger District.

On-Site Facilities:

Restrooms, telephone, site manager, drinking water, nearby groceries. There are 101 campsites open March through September. The months of May through September, 60 of the sites are reservable and the remaining 41 sites are on a first come, first serve. During March and April, all sites are on a first come, first serve. Camping allowed in parking areas year round.

Contact Info

(541) 392-3161

Hebo Ranger District

31525 Highway 22

Hebo, OR 97122











See Sand Lake ORV area rules.