Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

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The largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America

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Geographical coordinates: 43.7242 -124.177

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English Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is located on the Oregon Coast, stretching approximately 40 miles (64 km) north of the Coos River in North Bend to the Siuslaw River in Florence, and adjoining Honeyman State Park on the west. It is part of Siuslaw National Forest and is administered by the United States Forest Service.

The Oregon Dunes are a unique area of windswept sand. They are the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America and one of the largest expanses of temperate coastal sand dunes in the world, with some dunes reaching 500 feet (150 m) above sea level. They are the product of millions of years of erosion by wind and rain on the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area provides numerous recreational activities, including off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, hiking, photography, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and camping. The Carter Dunes Trail and Oregon Dunes Day Use provide forest access for the disabled.

Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel Dune was inspired (in part) by the author's research and fascination with the area.

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German Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Die Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area umfassen einen Dünengürtel an der Pazifikküste im US-Staat Oregon. Das National Recreation Area ist 130 Quadratkilometer groß.

Zwischen Coos Bay und Florence erstreckt sich entlang der Pazifikküste ein 50 Kilometer langes Dünengebiet, dessen höchste Erhebungen 150 Meter messen. Die Dünen gehören zum Siuslaw National Forest und werden vom United States Forest Service verwaltet.

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French Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

L'Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area est une zone récréative américaine, classée National Recreation Area, en Oregon. Créée le 23 mars 1972, elle protège 127,74 km2 dans les comtés de Coos, Douglas et Lane. Elle est administrée par le Service des forêts des États-Unis.

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Coos History Museum38.8 km
Coos Bay38.9 km
Baker Beach39.3 km
North Beach39.4 km
Coos Art Museum39.8 km
Coos Bay40.9 km
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