Lincoln City Area
Lincoln City, on the Oregon Coast, was incorporated on March 3, 1965, uniting the D' Lake, Oceanlake Taft, Cutler City and Nelscott. These were adjacent communities along U.S. Route 101, which serves as Lincoln City's main street. The name "Lincoln City" was chosen from contest entries submitted by local school children. The contest was held when it was determined that using one of the five communities' names would be too controversial.
Lincoln City is nestled between Devils Lake and miles of sandy beaches and on the central Oregon Coast. There are excellent locations for wave, whale, sunset and storm watching, and the beach is a treasure trove for collecting driftwood, agates, shells and floats. Large rocks emerging from the sea create perfect pockets for tide pooling during low tides, and beach hiking, surfing, windsurfing and fishing challenge adventure seekers.
Nine species of freshwater fish beckon the fisherman to Devils Lake, while water sports such as windsurfing, water skiing, knee-boarding and jet skiing engage other sports enthusiasts. Flowing from Devils Lake is the "D" River, which holds the title of the "World's Shortest River". From its source at Devils Lake, the river reaches its destination of the Pacific in a mere 120 feet.
Fly your own kite or watch the spectacular aerial displays of color and shape at the D River Wayside. Lincoln City receives steady winds because of the unique location on the 45th parallel.