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Commune with Nature

Feel the outdoor heartbeat of the Central Oregon Coast and explore the Pacific wonderland surrounding Lincoln City—beautiful old growth Sitka spruce forests, calm green lake waters and majestic headlands rising up from the ocean.

Cascade Head

Three miles north of Lincoln City, a gorgeous headland waits to be explored. Situated with Oregon's only Biosphere Reserve, Cascade Head offers out and back trails with breathtaking views of the Oregon coastline and the Salmon River Estuary. As a protected wildlife sanctuary, there are key ways to respect and protect Cascade Head’s natural beauty and wildlife—removal of foliage, hunting, camping, fires, bicycles, and dogs are not allowed so this delicate environment may be preserved.

Recommended time: 2-3 hours. For more information, visit our Hiking page.

Drift Creek Falls

Drift Creek Falls is open year-round and three miles in, you will discover a 240-foot suspension bridge, leading down to a 75-foot waterfall, misting into the air. Getting to the Drift Creek Falls Trailhead is a bit of a drive from Lincoln City—follow signage south to Drift Creek Road off Highway 101 for two miles and go left on Forest Road 17. Follow the road for 10 miles to the trailhead, where there is parking, day-use fee area and restrooms.

Recommended time: 2-3 hours. For more information, visit our Hiking page.


Six hundred and eighty-five acres of cool green waters misting in the early morning rest just east of Lincoln City—the still serenity of Devils Lake. The lake flows out into the Pacific through the D River—the World’s Shortest River. With its calm, green waters and shelter from coastal winds, Devils Lake provides some of the most excellent paddleboarding, kayaking and pontoon boat experiences in Lincoln City.

Recommended time: 2-4 hours. For more information, visit our Devils Lake page.

Siletz Bay

One of the best places to catch a Lincoln City sunset, Siletz Bay is perfect for crabbing, clamming, enjoying a beach bonfire or listening to the sound of the Harbor Seals cry across the bay on the Salishan spit. The adventure of Siletz Bay beckons; with calm waters protected by a large sandbar, paddle or kayak your way by the Four Brothers rocks in the bay or take in the natural coastal beauty and variety of wildlife along the beach. Launch from anywhere along the beach and enjoy the journey.

Recommended time: 2-3 hours. For more information, visit our Siletz Bay page.

Connie Hansen Garden

Flowers bloom is whirls of color, trees cover the peaceful and enchanting pathways leading you through Mother Nature’s natural fireworks, amongst native Pacific Northwest flora and fauna. Open year-round and with free admission, the Connie Hansen Garden is a rose in Lincoln City.

Recommended time: 1 hour.

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