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MODERATOR NOTE: Place removed because wild camping in the National Forrest is illegal.
The end of forest service road is the beach, with clearly marked sign that states “no camping within 200 feet of this sign”, which clearly means you must camp on the sand far away from the paved road. This means that this is NOT CLOSED, just closed for camping within the accessible parking lot which is patrolled by rangers.
Sand was soft and we didn't want to air down again today after driving on the dunes all day, so we took a spur road almost at the beach. On a creek, pretty flat, no cell service. No amenities except the beach is a 150m away.
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This road is NOT CLOSED to 4x4 vehicles willing to air down their tires and drive on the sand. There are camping spots a stones throw away from the “no camping within 200 feet of this sign” which are all on sand, and the access to the end of this road and beginning of the camp sites involve driving over rugged pot-holes and possibly washed out marsh when in season or during terrestrial rain. Big pull-offs allow for turnarounds, and if you are new to the 4X4 world, I dare you to NOT turn-around so quickly at your first gigantic-pot-hole-with-lots-of-water-that-looks-scary. Get outta your rig and get in the water and see how deep it is and assess your clearance, put it in 4 and don’t bottom out. It’s not that big of a deal in a 4X4 it’s just not. It’s another story if the marsh gets swampy and washes you out but you get my point. Big rigs with lots of weight like a slide-in camper need to be VERY careful accessing the beach campgrounds because you will get stuck... bring a shovel and live a little and don’t forget to pick all the amazing blackberries surrounding you in the early fall season. There. Are. Thoussssssandssss of em’ :)
P.S. For a popular local spot, I expected more from the locals with respect to picking up vagrant garbage. There is old and degrading toilet paper abound in this area from jerks who don’t respect our forests, and one would assume that the locals would want to keep this spot pristine. We encountered 2 locals in the early morning on our way out that were accessing the beach. As the signs that are graffitied here say, “pack it in and pack it out, or don’t pack it here at all”! It’s a reference to the trails here where jerks and vagrants defecate directly on trails without a care in the world.Report Check-In
Didn’t spend the night here but I also didn’t see any no camping signs. Saw someone stuck in the sand so please be careful.Report Check-In
Great place! Multiple pull offs along the road for vehicles who can’t make it on sand. You will need a vehicle able to handle sand. We had a Jeep Gladiator with a RTT and still got stuck on the way back out.
Aired down, dug out and had some friendly guys push us back onto harder sand. Then took a different route out with no issue.
Beautiful camping o the beach and pretty chill. Beach is long and you can camp wherever, just make sure you’re above high tide.
There are some areas before the beach for camping as well. We went Labor Day so it was busy but my gf said she never felt safer than this spot. We went far down the beach and couldn’t see another vehicle until everyone’s toys came out in the AM.Report Check-In
If this is the end of Sparrow creek rd., not closed when I was there. With 4x4 you can drive right out to the beach. Low gear and don't stop. I did get stuck trying to park on dry sand trying to be above high tide. Nice guy helped dig me out!Report Check-In
Not closed! But we wound up turning around. The road was too rough for our fully loaded (4x4) camper van. Even the jeep behind up wound up turning back.Report Check-In
We attempted this route yesterday in our ambulance and oh boy was it an adventure. As others have stated, lots and lots of potholes. 1st mile down was great and it starts to get bumpy and rutted out. Definitely won't recommend this to anyone with a low clearance or as a matter of fact female traveling solo.
We ended up leaving after a stroll on the beach because some sketchy people that came out of the woods and wandered around our vehicles.
We then heard from the locals that there have been many cases of rapist and break ins to vehicles but the guy was caught. Definitely do this at your own risk. No signal until you get on the beach, 1-2 bars Verizon and 2-3 bars for ATT. GoodluckReport Check-In
From this access point you can drive and camp right on the beach. This area may have been temporarily closed but is open as of Oct 2020Report Check-In
There is a sign blocking access to the beach because of fire danger. It says closed until December 1 possibly sooner. There are a few pullouts before this that you can camp but they were all pretty trashy when I drove by.Report Check-In
At this time, this location is inaccessible for anyone with a big rig or who are unsure about driving through water near a foot deep. The road to get to this location is great for a dirt road at first, then gets rougher and rougher. Near the swamp, the giant holes are filled with water. We successfully went around the first couple until we came to a puddle that goes across the entire road. I walk through to test it. The shallowest depths near the sides are about 7-9 inches and the middle looked to be over a foot judging by the car I watched go through it.
Also, there is a converted bus camping just right on that road. Looks kind of permanent, though it is again, sitting on the road. We had to park at the large bend in the road where there is a big opening. There is more than enough space to park, but it is very uneven and full of trash. It appears to be somewhere someone might have lived in the past as well.
Really cool tucked away spot! About a 10 minute walk to the dunes. Saw a couple of small salamanders. Quiet, there was one car that stopped by but he was picking up a friend and moved on. Had some trash that we picked up, please keep this spot clean! Very cool find!Report Check-In
Great place as described! Soft sand, with 4x4 you will be fine. After the little „turn around“ a few seperate places with a lot of privacy. High recommanded!
Please keep this place clean & take your rubbish with you!Report Check-In
Perfect spot, as described. Soft sand, 4x4 and under inflated tires a must for the beach. Good fire. All by ourselves... 3G available on the beach only .
Endroit parfait !Report Check-In
I drove just past the sign that says “No camping 200 feet from the road.” I took this to mean 200’ from that sign. I was well within 200’ from the sign, on the other side of the turn-around. It was a nice place to park my van and be very close to the beach and hear the waves better all night. Good energy.
It was a bit daunting to drive across that small “lake” that went all the way across the road in my two-wheel drive van, but did fine by the advice of a mushroom hunter that advised me to stay to the right as I drove towards the beach (he pointed out that his small pickup had less clearance than my van and he had no problem).Report Check-In
As described but I also didn’t really want to “send it” through the massive puddle blocking the road towards the end. It had been raining most of the day and my RWD van had enough at that point. I backtracked a little ways to a pull off not too far back. From the pull off I walked out to the dunes, about 40 minutes of walking. Great view of the seals in the water. I will come back in a 4WD next time!!Report Check-In
didn't reach the spot because of a stream crossing the road and my lack of faith in my minivan... but there's the other spot on the map 2.5 km from the beachReport Check-In
Parking on the sand. Able to walk to the ocean.
Heavy use area.
As described. There is a small loop and parking before the beach and the soft sand. That’s where we stayed in our 19ft vanReport Check-In
According to signs, camping is forbidden 200 feet from the dirt road, but allowed around 4 km away inland on a big sandy spot. You might like to drive on the beach but it’s more a ATV track that leads you there. The spot described into a sideway near the beach access was already taken (space for only one car).Report Check-In
My favorite spot on the beach! Plenty of tree coverage for camp, millions of tons of firewood 200 yards down, FREE, and no one to bother you.Report Check-In
Beautiful beyond description 4wd mist and you may want to air down sand is very soft.Report Check-In
The end of forest service road is the beach. Sand was soft and we didn't want to air down again today after driving on the dunes all day, so we took a spur road almost at the beach. On a creek, pretty flat, no cell service. No amenities except the beach is a 150m away.Report Check-In