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Lincoln City is located on the Central Oregon Coast in Lincoln County -
Wecoma is a neighborhood in northwest Lincoln City. WECOMA is an Indian name for "land of many waters" which is very descriptive of Lincoln City and its nearby area with the Pacific Ocean, Salmon River Estuary, Devils Lake, D River, Schooner Creek, Siletz Bay and Siletz River.
Lincoln City has:
• over seven miles of walkable Pacific Ocean beach open to the public
• 680-acre freshwater Devils Lake
• a mild year-round climate
• shopping at one of Oregon's largest outlet malls and a variety of other shopping experiences
• Driftwood Library
• North Lincoln County Historical Museum
• Oregon Coast Community College
• Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
• Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy
• recreational opportunities in every direction including a community center with swimming pool
• senior center

Lincoln City's urban growth boundary includes several communities north of the city - Roads End, Neotsu, and parts of Otis. To the south on the other side of Siletz Bay is the city of Gleneden Beach, and communities of Lincoln Beach.

Lincoln City is working to become known for its:
• Antiques
• Art
• Bird watching
• Books
• Glass (floats and other forms)
• Kites
• Nature
• Open Spaces & Trails
• Quilts
• Walking (yes, you can walk our public beaches - some with low-bank access)
• Weather data

D River at the center of Lincoln City is the shortest river in the world. Guinness Book of World Records
D River Wayside is one of the top ten tourist sites in the state.
Kite capital of the world. Kite Festivals are held at the D River two times a year.
Lincoln City is rated one of the top 25 places to retire in the United States.
Lincoln City has more motel rooms than any other coastal city between Seattle and San Francisco (over 2,000).
Lincoln City is located halfway between the equator and the North Pole.


Mileage Chart to Lincoln City from the following cities:


San Francisco

Lincoln City was formed when five small communities - Oceanlake, Delake, Nelscott, Taft and Cutler City - came together. Historical markers and memorials are located around Lincoln City. Click here for more information.

The name Lincoln City was chosen by Lincoln City school children. A statue of Abraham Lincoln reading a book and riding a horse was presented to Lincoln City. Click here for more information. If the city's name changes, the statue will be removed from the city. Every so often there is talk about changing the name Lincoln City to something more reflective of the city's outstanding geographic features.

8.000 plus - Lincoln City per 2000 census
7,000 - Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) including Neotsu, Otis and Rose Lodge
2,500 - Secondary homes, not included in the city's population figures

Tourists - estimated 10,000 on a weekend and the middle of the week
The resident population plus the urban growth population and tourist population can total greater than 25,000
Lincoln County population is
Oregon State population is

Lincoln City's weather is temperate. Weather varies from year to year and can depend on variables such as El Nino. Weather extremes such as very high temperatures or extremely low temperatures are not the norm in Lincoln City.
Click here for more information.

Outstanding in any direction from Lincoln City
West - Pacific Ocean and 7 1/2-miles of beach.
East - 680-acre Devils Lake, and the Siuslaw National Forest.
North - Siletz Tribal Land (Chinook Winds Casino), the community of Roads End,
and the cities of Neotsu, Otis, and Rose Lodge, and also Neskowin and Tillamook on Hwy 101.
South - Siletz Bay, Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Salishan Lodge and the cities of Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Depoe Bay and Newport.

CITY MASTER PLANS AND STUDIES available at the Driftwood Library
• Economic Plan is in progress
• Parks, Open Spaces, and Trails
• Water
Rocky Creek Project -
Proposed long-term water source

• Transportation
• Urban Renewal
• Wastewater Facilities Plan and
Collection System Master Plan
available at the Driftwood Library

Nature Center
Performing Arts and Events Center
Sports Complex
Weather Center
Youth Center


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