Go Fish!

Lincoln City, OR – For the past week, we lived on the Siletz River, 4 miles south of Lincoln City, OR.

Depoe Bay - South of Lincoln City, OR

Depoe Bay – South of Lincoln City, OR

The RV park caters to fishing enthusiasts. The bait shop, people fishing off the dock and boats trolling through the river inspired us. We just had to get some fish! Hurrying to the local fish market, we returned with our fresh catch for dinner! Fishing, the Wagstaff way!

Chinook Bend RV Park

Chinook Bend RV Park

The next day, we treated Betty to a spa day. Translation: we spent several hours washing and drying her! A bit south of Lincoln City is Depoe Bay. Its claim to fame is that it has the world’s smallest navigable harbor.                          Depot Bay0003

Hats off to the skippers on the day we visited as boats rocked and rolled through the narrow jetty!

Depoe Bay Harbor

Depoe Bay Harbor

Bridge Over Depot Bay Harbor Entrance

Bridge Over Depot Bay Harbor Entrance

We back tracked to Newport, OR and visited Yaquina Head, a 100 acre site designated as an Outstanding Natural Area and managed by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). Park rangers dressed in 1890’s period attire give scheduled tours of the lighthouse.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse0006

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Lighthouse Staircase

Lighthouse Staircase

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

The interpretive center is worth a visit and Cobble Beach is a must.  The “beach” consists of smooth, black cobble stones, the size you would pick up and throw through a window (just a visual!) When the waves rush onto shore the stones roll and jumble creating an unusual clacking sound. It took Mother Nature 14 million years to create this beach from hot lava to eroded fragments.

Cobble Beach - Yaquina Head

Cobble Beach – Yaquina Head

On our final day, we trekked to Drift Creek Falls. The best view of the 75-foot-long waterfall is from across the 100-foot-deep canyon and there is just one way to get there: a 240-foot-long suspension bridge! It’s safer than it sounds….just sways a little bit. So, this sums up our Lincoln City area adventure with the exception of field trip we took to McMinnville, OR which deserves its own headline (stay tuned).

Drift Creek Falls

Drift Creek Falls and Suspension Bridge

Drift Creek Suspension Bridge

Drift Creek Suspension Bridge

Drift Creek Falls

Drift Creek Falls

Categories: On the Road


  1. This is such a beautiful part of the country. I’m really enjoying the pics and all the details. It sounds like a dream trip!


  2. Beautiful….. We have never made it to Drift Creek Falls.


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