Lincoln City, Oregon: The D River - Shortest in the World

Stand on the bridge that spans it and admire the D's 120-foot-long majesty.
Address:
US Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR
Directions:
On the Pacific Side of 101 in downtown Lincoln City. If coming from Salem on Hwy 18, head south. Watch for D River Recreation Site.
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Shortest River sign. D-River, Rival Shortest River in the World

Rival to Roe River for Shortest River in the World is Oregon's D-River with an average length of just 120 feet. Problem, though, is that it is between Devil's Lake and the Pacific Ocean -- so with tides it can be anywhere from 205 feet to 58 feet long. Entirely in the city limits of Lincoln City on US 101, this State Park is also the city's beach -- and once on the beach, the D-River is the one that is very easy to wade across.

[Theodore M. Seeber, 06/19/2006]

The D River is an irritant to Montana's stubby North Fork Roe River, which also claims a supreme shortness of 58 feet. Can the two shortest rivers really be exactly the same length? Someone needs to visit these places with a tape measure...

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