On the southern border of Lincoln City, Siletz Bay is home to a variety of wildlife, recreation activities and opportunities to explore. The Historic Taft District also has a lot to do while you’re there.

Access Points

Want to know how to get on the bay? Learn about Bay Access Points

Crabbing & Clamming

Crab with ease from the shore, or dig clams on the mudflats at low tide. Catch your dinner on the bay! Learn about Crabbing and Clamming

At Play

Siletz Bay offers all sorts of fun. It’s a mecca for driftwood making it the ideal spot to build a bonfire, and the bay waters and shelter from the wind make for a calmer play time experience. Learn about ways to play on Siletz Bay.


Siletz Bay is home to a variety of wildlife. You’ll find harbor seals, bald eagles, and multitudes of birds. Learn about Wildlife

Historic Taft District

One of the most active districts in Lincoln City, Taft provides a walkable area that includes restaurants, attractions, shopping and lodging options. Learn about the Historic Taft District

Siletz Bay Wildlife RefugeView Harbor Seals at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City, OR

Representing some of the most photogenic estuarine habitat along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge was formerly pastureland. These days, Red-tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles and other raptors roost on salt-killed snags, and a variety of estuary-dependent birds including Great Blue Heron, Great Egret and many species of waterfowl forage in the tidally-influenced waters. Learn about the Siletz Bay Wildlife Refuge

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