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Devil's Lake, Lincoln City

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Devils Lake is a small lake in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, along the Oregon Coast. It separates the northern part of Lincoln City from the Central Oregon Coast Range. It is 1/3 of a mile wide, three miles (5 km) long, and up to 21 feet (6.4 m) deep. The D River flows from the lake westward to the Pacific Ocean. At 120 feet (37 m), it is one of the world's shortest rivers.

According to Oregon Geographic Names, the name derives from a Native American legend. In the legend, a giant fish, giant octopus, or other large marine creature would occasionally surface, much to the dismay of anyone fishing in the vicinity.

The lake is managed by the Devils Lake Water Improvement District. The Preservation Association of Devils Lake (PADL) was founded in 1982. According to the organization's website, its mission is:

To correct, protect and preserve the water resources and other natural assets of Devils Lake from misuse and pollution. To encourage the improvement of the overall environmental and economic use of the lake as a recreational, scenic asset for all time to the entire Lincoln City area.

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  • I always associate Lincoln City with this lake because it's one of the first sights one sees when entering the town. It's a very pretty lake with areas to picnic and to walk. It's pretty surrounded....  more »
  • To all the Lincoln City goers who wish to speak with Beelzebub himself, look no further! Satan himself walked out of this lake and gave me my future ex-wife in 1983.  more »
  • Beautiful.
  • One of Oregon's best kept secrets...(but that's ok 😎). Beautiful lake, open to all recreational water activities and minutes to the beach too! There are at least 4 public boat ramps to launch boats and Regatta Park has a swimming area and amazing climbing and play structure for the kids. Fun community with lots to do for all ages!!

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