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Title:Carter Dunes Trail
Area:Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Trail:Carter Dunes
Misc:The Forest Service lists this trail as 1.5 miles in length. It is in fact .75 miles, one way.
Links:Trip Journal - 7/22/2006
Notes:The trailhead for this short trail through the dunes to the beach is located in the middle of the Carter Lake Campground. The campground is closed in the winter, but the Taylor Dunes Trailhead, located at the same entrance road, is open year around. A nice loop can be made by combining the two trails, the Taylor Dunes Trail, and the Carter Dunes Trail.
Route:From Florence take Highway 101 south for 12 miles, or from Reedsport take Highway 101 north for 10 miles.
Features:fishing, birding
USGS_75:Tahkenitch Creek
Reference:100 Hikes Oregon Coast by Sullivan / 120 Hikes Oregon Coast by Henderson / Day Hikes from Oregon Campgrounds by Ostertag