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Spinreel Campground

Campground Description:  Spinreel Campground is owned and operated by the US Forest Service.  The Horsfall Recreation Area consists of the Horsfall Campground, Horsfall Beach Campground, Bluebill Campground, Spinreel Campground and the Wild Mare Horse Campground.  This area is set up for off road vehicle enthusiasts to take their vehicles out and explore sand dunes that reach from the edge of the ocean to heights of almost 500 feet.  If you camp here you can reasonably expect to hear off road vehicles revving their engines from dawn to dusk and later.  Unlike the Horsfall Campground and the Horsfall Beach Campground, Spinreel Campground offers tent campers and RV campers the luxury of individual campsites and trees.  Spinreel Campground is perhaps the nicest of the campgrounds in the Horsfall Recreation Area.  Open all year.  Reservations are possible.  Complete shopping and services are available in Coos Bay.

Number of Sites:  26 camping sites

Electricity:  No

Water:  At several central locations

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  None in campground.  The nearest is the Public Sani Dump Station - Hwy. 101, south end of town, Front Street between Alder Avenue (125 yards) and East Market Avenue (125 yards) $1.00 fee

Map to the public Sani Dump

Directions:  Follow Highway 101 to the Trans Pacific Parkway located approximately 5.8 miles north of the town of Coos Bay.  The Trans Pacific Parkway is easily6 identified as it is on a narrow man made causeway that crosses the north section of Coos Bay itself.  Bear right onto Horsfall Beach Road.  Follow the signs to the campground, approximately 1.4 miles west on Horsfall Beach Road.

Fishing:  Deep sea fishing, Salmon and Steelhead charters are available in Coos Bay.  Crabbing is productive in Coos Bay

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very good as the only light pollution is from the park and from the city, 6 miles south.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 43.45361N, -124.27611W

Nearby Golfing: 

Kentuck Golf Course
94469 Golf Course Ln
North Bend, OR  97459-8306
541-756-4464
Kentuck Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Siuslaw National Forest
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
541-750-7000
Spinreel Campground

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The sign at the entrance to Spinreel Campground

A map of the facilities at Spinreel Campground

The restrooms at Spinreel Campground offer flush toilets but no showers

All camping sites at Spinreel Campground are back-in

A camping site at Spinreel Campground with a view of the beautiful sand dunes

The camping sites at Spinreel Campground are wider than what could be considered a standard width


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