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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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  • This is nice beach with plenty of drift wood. It does not have hiking but it does have a large beach area and rest rooms.  more »
  • Quite interesting to see a freshwater lake shore almost at the oceans high tide level. Does anyone know if saltwater ever washes back into the lake? Anyway it was a nice beach access location very clo...  more »
  • At least once a year we try to make a trip to Lincoln city, and the beach. this beach is so big and if you walk down the beach you can find places for all.  more »