Only in Oregon - Carter Lake & the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area

Only in Oregon
Carter Lake & the Oregon Dunes National Recreation AreaCarter Lake in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Carter Lake and Campground is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area between Florence and Coos Bay along the Oregon Coast.  It is one of the places that off-highway vehicle riders use to access 40+ miles of wind-sculpted sand dunes that can tower up to 500 feet above sea level.

You can view more photos of things to do and see in Oregon on the Facebook page titled 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon.

Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest.  He enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.

To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook.  You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.


Comment balloon 4 commentsRick Obst • April 19 2013 03:45PM


Lovely posting! We live in such a beautiful state, and people travel miles to see it's beauty. We often forget that this is out our backdoor, just an hour and a half away.

God Bless!

Lori Spohn Team

Posted by Lori & Steve Skinner over 5 years ago

Lori & Dori: Thank you for visiting my Only in Oregon blog and commenting on this post.  We do live in a beautiful part of the world here in western Oregon.  Part of me wants to share how lucky we are to live here, and another part wants to keep it a secret.

Posted by Rick Obst over 5 years ago

Rick, this is such an amazing photo!  I love how still the water is and the way you got the reflection.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Patricia: I took several excellent pictures of the trees reflected in Carter Lake that morning.  Earlier that day I took a great reflection photo at nearby Cleawox Lake in Honeyman State Park

Cleawox Lake at Honeyman State Park on the Oregon Coast

Posted by Rick Obst about 5 years ago