Devil’s Lake State Park (1452 NE 6th St., Lincoln City, 541/994-2002 information, 800/452-5687 reservations, www.reserveamerica.com, $17 tents, $23 RVs, $29 yurts, $4 hiker-biker) is the main public campground in Lincoln City, with 54 tent sites, 28 RV sites with full hookups, 10 yurts, and a hiker/biker camp. Amenities include showers, a café, and a laundry. This campground is right in town, just off U.S. 101 at the northeast end of town, so it’s hardly a quiet wilderness retreat, but it does provide easy access to swimming or boating on Devil’s Lake.
The Salmon River RV Park (6029 Salmon River Hwy., 541/994-3116 or 800/387-6806, www.salmonriver-rvp.com, $15 tents, $25 RVs) is a good spot for anglers; it’s on the Salmon River near the town of Otis.
The Lincoln City KOA (5298 NE Park Lane, 541/994-2691 or 800/562-3316, www.koa.com, $27 tents, $32–37 RVs, $48 cabins) is also just a little ways inland, near the northeast corner of Devil’s Lake.
At the south end of town, Coyote Rock (1676 Siletz Hwy., 541/996-6824, www.coyote-rock.com, $19 tents, $21–31 RVs, $41 “tree house” cabins) has a nice setting where the Siletz River meets its bay. All of these private campgrounds have tent sites and showers.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel