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D River State Recreation Site, Lincoln City

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Love stopping here for the easy access to the beach and nice parking area. My husband has knee problems and this is a very nice area to get down to the water and look for beach treasures. 
  • we stopped at the D River recreation site, used to be a very small river and sand bar, now it is running full and a small sand bar. 
  • This park is soooo easy to get to the sand, down a dozen steps and you're there. I can't walk very far in the sand but I was able to set up my chair about 20 feet from the last step and could easily w...  read more »
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