D River State Recreation Site, Lincoln City

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D River State Recreation Site is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. It is a sandy beach of the Pacific Ocean within central Lincoln City along the length of the 120ft long D River, one of the world's shortest rivers.The site provides public access to Wecoma Beach, part of Lincoln City's 7.5mi of beach. There is parking and day use facilities, and no fees. The site has access to river and ocean fishing.Two of the world's largest kite flying festivals are held here, one in the spring and one in the fall, as well as a summer kite festival which features several professional kite fliers. It was named by Kitelines Magazine as one of the best places in the world to fly a kite. The area also has two year-round 10km Volkssport walking courses.D River State Recreation Site is considered among the ten best places along the Oregon coast for whale watching. Whale watching guide volunteers are present one week in January and one in March to help visitors see and understand the whale migration.The area of ocean where the D River enters the sea creates consistent year-round surfing conditions suitable for intermediate skills.Like many Oregon coast locations, flocks of seagulls are frequently present in winter. The most common species are western gull, glaucous-winged gull, and California gull. Occasionally Thayer's gull and American herring gull are observed here.
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  • Great place to enjoy the ocean! Easy to access and you can walk for miles, if you have a mind to. Parking can be tight in the summer.  more »
  • Favorite beach even at high tide. There is a river and huge sea gulls try to ride in it, but the current to the ocean is so strong they have to keep flying to the entrance of the river again. Like a b...  more »
  • The D River State Recreation Site is in the middle of Lincoln City, OR. There is a fairly large parking area. You can walk on the beach or view the "World's Shortest River" which runs a few feet from ...  more »
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  • Beach wayside is what it is! No frills here, they have public restrooms, Beach Access, most major beach events happen at D river wayside. public parking is free but spaces fill up fast at any given event. Come park and hit the beach to look for glass floats, watch kite festival, even help with annual beach clean up... D river wayside beach access in middle of Lincoln city.
  • I enjoyed my self. Not a tourist trap.. Thank you
  • A wonderful public access beach with free parking. The lot is small and fills up quickly on holidays and weekends so get there early. The ocean is a very short walk from the parking lot stairs. There is a ramp for wheel chairs and the mobility impaired. Love this amazing place.
  • When I lived in oregon , late 80s , my roomates parents managed a hotel a couple hundred yards from D river , the shortest river in the world , walked the length of river to many times to count , did not take long to walk the .10 miles from source at Devils lake to outlet into the pacific ocean , very scenic but weather not great about 8 months a year , constant rain and wind but that is what makes Oregon coast so Green . Roomates parents gave us free rooms during slow , rainy season and during summer I slept in the office while Art , my roomate , crashed on couch , Arts parents , Bob and Juanita were awesome , generous Peaple . Bob Wills was in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 . Was on one of Only 2 ships not anchored that Sunday morning . Won silver star shooting at zeros while they tried but failed to hit ship with torpedoes , ship rammed only jap mini sub sunk that day , his ship was sunk in battle of leytte gulf later in war .
  • Always a stopping point when we are at.the beach. The D.river flows to.the Ocean at this point. Beach is always clean. Beautiful Ocean .

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