All 18 RV spaces are equipped with table and fire pit, and a few shade trees are available, but the sites lack any type of visual barrier between pads. Simple restrooms and two unisex showers are nearby. Wind and kite surfing are popular at this park, with easy access to beaches on the bay and ocean sides of a sand spit. We found the campground about half full in late October. It is in a quiet location several miles off Hwy 101.
after coming to this park for many years and considering it one of the nicest parks on the OR coast I doubt I'll ever return. 2 words : Campground HOST. It was a quiet MON afternoon in NOV. There were 2 maybe 3 other campers in the park. I wheeled in and selected a spot, the same spot we have stayed at for years. I leveled up my van and here comes the Host with clipboard in hand and a strange look on his face. I climbed out of the van as he barked "So you just drive in and select your own spot and set up, eh?" I said " Yes, isn't that the way it's done?" " NO, that's not the way it works! You obviously didn't read the rules at the gate that says you STOP at site #1 and check in first!" " We'll excuse ME!" "This sounds like I am not welcome here?" He didn't answer. He did say that things have changed around here. No s**t! Things have changed for the worse at this campground thanks to a host with an attitude. I was very disappointed but found Bullard's Beach State Park just as nice and a warm, friendly vibe. Sorry Boice-Cope but you need a new host.
This site is close to the beach but several miles west of Hwy 101, making it less in demand by through travelers. The host does want you to check in first but we were cruising the nearly empty camp last summer and chose to motor through first. We found a site that looked reasonable and parked our VW camper. We had hardly exited the van when we saw the host walking toward us. We had a pleasant exchange with his explaining the resources available and the attraction an adjacent lake had for windsurfers. He asked us to come to their motor home when we were ready to check in. The trail to the beach leads past the lake. It was busy with people learning to windsurf from an instructor based just off park boundaries. Once at the beach, you can walk for about 20 miles if so inclined. We were amazed with the tiny rocks that lined the beach and in places along the shore.
The host (Ron) was awesome!! We had a wonderful site next to the showers ($1.50) for about 6 minutes on the showers. The lake and beach was very windy the first day but the second day was extremely calm! The best site for no wind or little wind is near the showers furthest away from the beach. Found some agates... and a beautiful baby seal on the beach resting, waiting for it s mama. We would definitely go back!!