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Devil's Lake State Recreation Area

Near Lincoln City, Oregon, United States

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Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area consists of two parks on opposite sides of Devils Lake. On the west shore is the campground, located just minutes from downtown Lincoln City and a short walk to the beach. East Devil’s Lake State Park is a day-use park with a boat launch located a short drive around the southern end of the lake.

The lake is 685 acres of serene water unaffected by coastal winds, making it attractive to paddlers, fishers and boaters. The lake abounds with freshwater fish, including rainbow trout, yellow perch, catfish, black crappie, largemouth bass and bluegill. The lake’s wetland is the primary wintering grounds for flocks of migratory geese and ducks. There also several osprey and bald eagle nests in the vicinity.

The campground and East Devil’s Lake are just two of the six lakeside parks and access points.

Devil’s Lake Campground

As the only Oregon coast campground located in the midst of a city, Devil’s Lake Campground is the perfect base camp for exploring Lincoln City’s shopping, beaches and restaurants. D River State Recreation Site is just a 10 minute walk away, over a boardwalk through the wetland and across Hwy 101. 

While none of the campsites have a lake view, a wide trail leads to a fishing dock. Boat moorage docks are adjacent to the campground, but the campground does not have a boat launch; boaters must launch from one of the other access points.

Address: 1452 NE 6th Drive

Campground info

  • 28 full-hookup sites with cable TV
  • Five electrical sites with water (four with cable TV)
  • 54 tent sites with water nearby
  • 10 yurts (five pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Hiker/biker camp
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Firewood for sale
  • 12 reservable boat moorage slips (no launch ramp in campground)
  • Universal Access: Two campsites and two yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.

East Devil’s Lake State Park

This day use park is a short drive around the southern end of the lake at 205 NE East Devil’s Lake Road. The park features a boat launch, fishing dock, restroom, picnic tables and fire pit.

Effective Sep 9, 2020
Campground and East Devil's Lake day-use park are closed due to nearby wildfires.
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
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mdi-cellphone Call for reservations: 800-452-5687
Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541 994-2002
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Amenities & Features

Questions

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Do you offer kayak tours?

No. Devil's Lake State Recreation Area discontinued kayak tours in 2015, but tours are still offered in many Oregon State Parks. The closest is 35 miles south of Devil's Lake at Brian Booth State Park's Beaver Creek Natural Area. Kayak tours are offered on Beaver Creek from July 1 through Labor Day weekend. Paddles, kayaks, and PFDs are provided. Interpretive guides take guests on a peaceful 2.5 hour expedition up the pristine freshwater marsh. For more information, pricing or to make a reservation, please call: (541) 563-6413 or visit the Beaver Creek Welcome Center. Reservations accepted starting June 1. Please call between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Are all sites available during the winter?

The campground is open year round, but due to the rainy winter season, many sites are closed. The park sits on a peat bog and is not well drained. As a result, many of these winter closures extend through June by necessity.

Can I park a trailer in a tent site?

The answer is yes, but only in some areas. Most of our tent sites are very small and angled poorly for backing trailers. For that reason, only a select few tents sites in our campground can accommodate trailers, which must be under 14 feet in length. These sites are A12, A18, B11, B13, C1, C9, C14, C16, C19, C21 and C32.

Can I bring more than one extra vehicle?

Extra vehicle parking in the campground is very scarce. We have a strict limit of two vehicles per site because of this. In many cases a campsite will not accommodate a vehicle/trailer combination PLUS an extra vehicle. We do have some designated extra vehicle parking spaces available for $7 per night, but please be aware that your extra vehicle may be parked some distance from your campsite.

Additionally, even though we allow two vehicles per campsite, if your first vehicle and camping equipment take up all the space on the paved parking spur, you must park the second vehicle in the designated extra vehicle parking area and will be assessed a fee of $7 per night.

In all cases, vehicles must have all tires on the pavement and cannot be parked sideways on the paved parking spur.

Do you have pet-friendly facilities?

Yes, we have five pet-friendly yurts - B-24, C-18, C-26, C-29, C-36.

For more questions, review our statewide FAQ

History

The park was acquired between 1957 and 1961 by a gift from the city of Delake and purchases from private land owners. The name "Devil's Lake" is thought to stem from an Indian legend concerning a serpent or spirit which inhabited the lake.

The Devil's in the Details - If you've paid close attention you have no-doubt noticed that Oregon State Parks uses an apostrophe in the Devil's Lake name. Virtually every other street sign, map or publication out there proclaims our namesake body of water to be "Devils Lake." However, deed language and historical documents clearly refer to this water body as "Devil's Lake."

So, why the disagreement? Most North American cartographers had a tendency to drop the apostrophe on maps to conserve space, making it very likely that Devil's Lake lost its apostrophe to small map labels some time ago!

 

 

Brochures and Maps

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Photos & Video

Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.