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GUIDE TO THE OREGON DUNES

GUIDE TO THE OREGON DUNES The dunes themselves total approximately 40,000 acres and stretch 54 miles down the Oregon Coast from Florence in the north to Coos Bay in the south. UTV Action's guide to the Oregon Dunes tells you everything you need to know about the whole area. They all vary from one to three miles wide. Since it’s continuous sand dunes, there are no figures on how many acres each ride area contains, but Winchester and Coos Bay are pretty much equal in size and larger than Florence. Here’s what you need to…

UTVs TAKE OVER OREGON DUNES

-- Biggest & best event of the year -- Events in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area started as gatherings for quads, bikes, jeeps and sand buggies. Then the UTVs literally took over the entire dune scene. The larger events like Dune Fest and the Raptor Rally still exist, but not on the massive scale like UTV Takeover. In four short years, Jim McIntire and Steve McCarthy have turned their passion for the sport and love of the people involved into arguably the biggest…

UTV TAKEOVER IN OREGON

-- Tons of fun for everyone -- With attendance exceeding 10,000 people, the UTV Takeover put on three events in 2018, and we attended the first jamboree held at the south end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Headquartered at Box Car Hill Campground at Coos Bay, the Oregon UTV Takeover had four days and nights of fun and free activities for UTVs, ATVs, families and children. Polaris put on demo rides with RZR Turbos, RS1s and 1000s, and sponsored the main stage, along with Florence Yamaha, while Rugged Radios…

WHERE TO GO FOR UTV FUN

-- Lumpy's favorite places to ride -- August is almost unbearable in the Mojave Desert, so the options are either ride at night or escape to higher altitudes or the dunes by the Pacific Ocean. Winchester Bay and Reedsport, Oregon, host DuneFest every July, and I’ve had a blast there in the past. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is unique because much of it is covered by towering pines, so there are actual tunnels through the woods and worm tracks around the stands of trees. Banshee Hill is a blast, and there are…