Floras Lake

 

 

Length: 0.4 Ė1 mile (one way)/ 3 miles (one way)/ 3.5 miles (one way)

Difficulty: Easy              Moderate

Access: 

From Coos Bay head south on US 101 for 38 miles to Langlois.  Continue south on US 101 approximately one mile and watch for signs to Floras Lake/Boice-Cope County Park.  Turn right (west) on Floras Loop Road and follow signs to Floras Lake entrance and continue to parking lot/boat ramp where trailhead is located.   

Setting and Attractions: 

Floras Lake is a premier windsurfing spot on the coast.  Itís also popular for kayaks and kite flyers.  The lake is 25 square miles and at the lakeside Curry County operates a campground.  From the day-use area at Floras Lake there are easy trails leading to the beach.  Walking access is to some areas and parts of the beach are restricted for protection of snowy plover habitat from March 15 to September 15.  

North and South Beach Trails: 

The north trail access to the beach heads straight out from a bridge next to the boat ramp for a quarter mile to the beach.  Itís possible to continue walk north along the beach for several miles.  The trail south along Floras Lake takes you to South Beach which offers a short walk along the beach, ending at the impressive headland cliffs.

Cape Blanco (Sixes) Airport Trail: 

From South Beach you can connect with this trail leading to the Cape Blanco Airport along a dirt road which is great for mountain bikes.  

Oregon Coast Trail (Blacklock Point):

At South Beach you can also connect with the Oregon Coast Trail heading south to Blacklock Point (see Blacklock Point description) along the bluffs with a diverse terrain and uphill stretches.   

For more information, trail conditions and maps contact: Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation at (541)888-8867 ext.26 or visit the Oregon State Park web site at www.prd.state.or.us