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Devils Lake

Devils Lake is a small lake in Lincoln County, Oregon 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 or other large marine creature would occasionally surface, much to the dismay of anyone fishing in the vicinity.,_Oregon)


Devils Lake is a beautiful 23 acre shallow lake located adjacent to Century Drive about 30 miles southwest of Bend. The waters exquisite turquoise color and scenic views makes this lake a delightful place to visit for travelers on the cascade lakes highway. The easy access, fishable shoreline and stocking of catchable rainbows make Devils Lake an excellent place to take children fishing. In addition to the stocked rainbows there is a natural reproducing population of brook trout.

Devils Lake was formed by a lava flow that lies as a mass of jumbled volcanic rock at the lake’s east end. It is a shallow lake with an average depth of just over three feet and a maximum depth of 10 feet.


Devils Lake is in the middle of Lincoln City. Access is best in three spots: (#1) Regatta Park has a great launch spot with a dock, playground, picnic tables and it's free. Follow the signs to the hospital, park is just south a few blocks. (#2 and #3) Devil's Lake State Parks: the park on the east side is day-use with fee. Launch and picnic areas are good, but quite a few motorized watercraft are launched from here. The west side State Park has camping, yurts and a day-use area. This is best for multiple days as camping is cheap and the launch site is clean and quiet. Check out the Oregon State Parks website for camping info.


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