Photo courtesy of Halvor Tweto

Situated on a small bluff above Floras Lake and just a half mile from the ocean, the campground at Boice-Cope County Park is the ideal spot to set up a base for a weekend. Sailboarders and kiteboarders know Floras Lake for its prime mix of freshwater and coastal wind, but there is plenty to do in the area if the conditions aren’t right. Take the Floras Lake Trail out to the beach or farther south as it joins the Oregon Coast Trail, or head north to the fascinating New River trail system. As part of the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Floras Lake has plenty to occupy you if the wind isn’t in your favor.

Boice-Cope Campground is a straightforward resource for this area. All 31 sites are all first-come, first-served. Thirteen car and tent sites are dispersed around the campground’s traffic circle, and 18 RV sites have electrical hookups only. The campground has a potable water source and a wastewater dump station. Fire rings, barbecues, and picnic tables are the essentials that are in place for each site, and a plumbed bathroom with hot showers and free WiFi round out the campground’s luxuries. Rates listed are for peak season; expect lower prices October through March.