***Lincoln City parks may be closed due to COVID-19. To check on the status of Lincoln City parks, contact Parks and Recreation at 541-994-2131.***
Devils Lake is 685 acres of serene water on the east side of Lincoln City, connected to the Pacific by the “World’s Shortest River.”
It’s hard to believe such a large lake can be nestled away in our small coastal town. Outside of a quick view here and there, you might have been too busy exploring the beach to even realize this gem awaits just to the east.
With its calm waters and shelter from coastal winds, Devils Lake provides a cool haven. Whether you are dipping in your paddle to kayak across the lake in the misting morning, holding a picnic at one of our many lakeside parks, or casting a line to catch supper, Devils Lake is a soothing backyard experience. Look around and savor the scenery, wildlife, and the Pacific Northwest serenity.
Devils Lake can be discovered through six access points—whether you want to bring your kayak or have a picnic at one of our lakeside parks, it’s your adventure.
Regatta Grounds – A long, sprawling hillside leading right up to the edge of Devils Lake, Regatta Grounds is a perfect place to relax on a sunny afternoon. The park has a play structure, boat ramp, protected swimming area, fishing docs, a picnic area, restrooms, and a gorgeous view of the lake.
Holmes Road Park – This cozy park is located on the west side of Devils Lake and features a fishing dock, boat ramp, and restrooms. Grab your fishing pole and your bait box; dinner is waiting to be caught.
Sand Point Park – A beautiful sandy beach with a swimming area, restrooms, public grills, and a picnic area—you’ll want to bring your swimsuit for this one.
East Devils Lake State Park – A quiet day-use State Park, East Devils Lake Recreation Area is surrounded by large Douglas firs and short hiking trails and boasts a picnic area, boat ramp, fishing dock, restrooms, and a public fire pit. Bring your marshmallows and best campfire stories.
Hostetler Park – Snuggled right next to the World’s Shortest River, Hostetler Park is perfect for an evening stroll, leading to the Devils Lake Boardwalk trail. Bring your walking shoes and watch for D River wildlife like seagulls, ducks, and herons.
Devils Lake State Recreation Area – Camping is a time-honored Pacific Northwest tradition, and where better to pitch your tent than next to Devils Lake? This campground features tent sites, RV hookups, yurts, fishing docks, and a boat moorage.
All around Devils Lake you’ll find perfect parks for picnicking, frolicking, and just watching the boats go by. All you need is a blanket.