Continent
North America
Country
Oregon (USA)
Next Big City
Portland
Next Town
Bandon, Denmark
 
Type:
Ocean, Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Fresh water, smooth up at the top (windward side), choppy for the rest. The top is very shallow (waist deep) for a couple hundred feet, then it starts getting deeper. Spring fed, very clean and clear. The water is shallow around the top of the lake, about waist deep, it gets deeper the further away you are from the northern side. If you want waves, you can ride on the ocean side with very nice waves which can get very big.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
None

The shallow water and sandy beach make this the best place to learn in Oregon. There is a sandy beach up at the top of the lake, and for the first half of one side. Make sure if you go downwind you don't go past where you can still land on the beach, as past the edge of the lake has thick brush and trees covering it, which make landing impossible. There is a beautiful campground right on the lake. Stay there and not only do you get a great view of the lake, but you are a couple minute walk away from the beach.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
N

North wind during summer, March through October is the season. The wind is steady except for `holes` in certain spots that will make it seem gusty. If you want steady wind you can ride on the ocean side. 10m-8m kites are average here, so make sure you bring a kite that can handle a lot of wind (20+ mph.) On the north end of the lake the North winds blows sideoffshore, but on the west side of the lake North blows sideshore. Since it is a lake all directions will work.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

30 min. south of Eugene on I-5, take Hwy 38 through Drain , which puts you out at Highway 101 at Reedsport. Head south on Highway 101 through Bandon to Langlois. Go 1/4 mile past Langlois and turn right at small brown metal sign that reads Floras Lake - Boice Cope Park (this road is Floras Lake Loop). Go about 1 mile and take right on Floras Lake Road. Go about 1.5 miles, after road bends sharply to the left, take first right at Boice Cope Road.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Watch for beginning windsurfers and kiters.

Nightlife

No nightlife.