Local Area Recreation Near Lincoln City KOA Journey
Activities include Beachcombing, Tidepooling, Agate Hunting, Whale Watching, Kite Flying, Birdwatching, Clamming and Crabbing, Mussel Harvesting, Surfing, Golfing, Hiking and Bicycling, Finders Keepers and much more.
Finders Keepers - Glass Floats on the Beach
Let the hunt begin! Each year from mid-October to Memorial Day, discover glass treasures in Lincoln City. Our army of Float Fairies covertly hit our seven miles of public beach hiding handcrafted glass floats along their way, from Roads End on the north to Siletz Bay on the south. While we put out over 3,000 floats each year, collectible floats, which are numbered, are placed reflected by the year – so 2,016 numbered floats were placed in 2016, 2,017 in 2017, etc…. You find it, you keep it!
Lincoln City Beaches
From Gleneden to Road's End, Lincoln City has plenty of shoreline to enjoy. Hike up to God's Thumb, or explore hidden beach access points throughout the area.
Lincoln City Glass Center
Browse a variety of beautiful shapes in amazing colors of glass in the LC Glass Center's showroom, or sign up for a personal experience watching glass being blown in their workshop or creating your own masterpiece.
48231 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Did you know we have a 685 acre lake in addition to miles of pristine beach? Stretching over three miles, Devils Lake is naturally shallow and is more sheltered from the coastal winds. Devils Lake has earned the title of “World's Fastest Lake” and is home to D River, the “World's Shortest River.”
From the iconic sea stacks with their triumphant trees, to the sandy beach below Mo's Chowder and other Taft District business, the Siletz Bay offers a variety of interesting locations and activities.
With strong summer and winter runs of steelhead, and catches throughout the year, it's not unusual for the Siletz River's anglers to take home about 4,000 hatchery fish in a calendar year. Crab with ease from the shore, or dig clams on the mudflats at low tide. Catch your dinner on the bay!
About 15 miles south of Lincoln City, you'll find the ever popular Depoe Bay with scenic views, whale watching, and the Spouting Horn.
Another prime view for whale watching or just inhaling the best the Central Oregon Coast has to offer is Cape Foulweather. About 40 minutes south of Lincoln City on Hwy 101, there is a gift shop and small parking area for you to take in the sights. Despite the name, there are beautiful days here and blossoms to prove it!
Local Area Activities
Activities include Beachcombing, Tide pooling, Agate Hunting, Whale Watching, Kite Flying, Birdwatching, Clamming and Crabbing, Mussel Harvesting, Surfing, Hiking and Bicycling.
Lincoln City Outlets
With over 50 iconic designer and name brand stores to choose from, Lincoln City Outlets is the top shopping destination on the Oregon Coast. Get some rest, relaxation and retail therapy. Enjoy the relaxed pace of shopping and stock up on some of your favorite brands like Columbia Sportswear, Nike, The North Face, Old Navy, Coach and many more. Lincoln City Outlets is the perfect place to shop for yourself and buy gifts for everyone on your list. Designer names and national brands, combined with daily discounts, sales, rewards and tax-free environment make it ideal to stock up on everything you need and want.
ANTIQUING IN LINCOLN CITY
Antique shops and used book stores abound in Lincoln City, which was once named one of the great undiscovered places to antique in the United States. It may seem curious that Lincoln City, one of the youngest communities on the Oregon Coast, would be a good place to find antiques. But in the five historic neighborhoods – Delake, Oceanlake, Nelscott, Taft and Cutler City – you'll find a rich history and a love of fine, old things.In addition, there are several vintage book stores which deal in those hard-to-find volumes you have always wanted to display on your bookshelf. Collectors can find rare books or stock their shelves with favorite writers, regions or subjects.
Surrounded by the towering fir and spruce of the Oregon coastal forest and the tranquil waters of Siletz bay, the top-caliber Salishan golf course is as magnificent as it is challenging. Start on the front nine, surrounded by old-growth trees, and play through to the links-style back nine with spectacular pond and bay views. Relax with a meal or drink at The Grill in the clubhouse after your game, or browse our pro shop, featuring Nike apparel. Come play with us at the most scenic golf resort on the Oregon Coast.
The Dunes at Florence
Whether you tour the dunes in a "limo" ATV with a group, or ride with the wind individually, you're sure to have a bundle of fun in Florence.
Lincoln City Farmers Market
Held Sundays from 9am to 2pm at Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Highway 101 Lincoln City, OR 97367, this Farmers Market offers a variety of fresh produce and crafted items.
NOTE: Please follow all health and safety guidelines and bring/wear your mask!
Lincoln City Kite Festivals
Each June and October, the D River State Recreation Site hosts a two-day kite festival that draws hundreds of visitors to town. Free shuttle service is offered from the Lincoln City Outlets, so you don't even need to look for parking at the beach!
NOTE: 2020 Festivals have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Let's do this next year!
Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest
The Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest at Siletz Bay is a wondrous, fun-filled day celebrating one of Lincoln City's best adventures—playing on our beaches.
Take part in the Sandcastle Contest, held at Siletz Bay in the Historic Taft District presented by Mo's Lincoln City. Watch the sand come to life and become marine life, castles and characters.
Registration for the contest begins at 11am off SW 51st Street. Registration is free, but a donation of a non-perishable food item per person is encouraged—all donations benefit the Lincoln City Food Pantry.
Only sand, water, shells and other natural beach materials found on the beach that day can be used for construction. Forms can be used in the construction process but cannot
support the final structure. Hand tools are allowed, but not power tools. This is an amateur competition—professional “sand artists” are disqualified from winning prizes.