- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the north boundary of Nehalem Bay State Park (45° 42.2196', Mile 299), southerly to the south boundary of the Boy Scout property north of Sand Lake (45° 18.6444', Mile 268), except as follows: Motor vehicles essential to and engaged in boat launchings will be allowed any time during the year for a distance of 300 feet northwest from (45° 26.4036' 123° 57.2052', Mile 279), near Happy Camp.
I walked for 2 hours from our home at the north end of Ocean Blvd to the Jetty and through Barview Jetty Campground. Only one hour (combined observation and reporting) was spent on Mile 290. Beach condition was typical, with no concerns noted. read more
Four of us walked mile 290 collecting abt 40lbs of trash. A good percent of which was from the fishing industry . We saw 2 dead sea lions . One appeared to have been shot. The second had had it's teeth removed and had no visble wound. We also found...read more
This was my 1st time back on my mile since February. Lack of trash was surprising to me(see the photo of what I picked up) Driftwood on the shore was minimal. We have had a lot of windy days with abundant sand movement which may have buried trash and driftwood. I...read more
There is a lot of debris washed a shore after this weeks storm. I picked up trash Saturday and today monday. Some from the fisheries(big tangles of rope-see photos) a lot that washed down the rivers and out the bay.
I would love for someone to verify that I have ID'd the...read more
End of summer, Not much in the way of driftwood left on the beach(campers burn it thru the summer). The beach was carn clean being it was just a week ago the SOLVE did the fall beach clean-up. 5 dead birds is a concern, I am cusrious as to why? read more
My husband and I spent 3 hours (6 man hours) picking up trash. We ran into one other couple who were doing the same. I added their trash lbs to our total count of 80lbs. It is reallly frustrating that people don't clean up after themselves. We did find 2 pair...read more
Dead cow elk. It appeared to have broken a hind leg. A mystery as to how it ended up on the beach. It did not appear to have been in the water very long. It was a beautiful cold winter day. The beach has alot less driftwood accumulated then...read more
I saw evidance that the surf overtopped the shoreline in the last 24 hours. This is the 1st time this fall that this has happened. See photosread more
There has not been alot of change since my last report. We have had only one major rain/wind event this fall. This being so, there has been very little debris deposited on the beaches. I have taken a few photos just for comparison sake. The steep "bluff" has been filled...read more
Beautiful Indian summer day to walk my mile. I observed 15 people along with their dogs on the beach and northe jetty. One man was surf fishing. Usually there are people fishing off the jetty but not todya due to the rate the tide was comming in(1.4' per hour) The tide was fairly...read more
Observed tire tracks not an actual vehicle. Vehicles are NOT allowed on this section of beachread more
It was one of those rare sunny and almost calm winter days. Erosion has been less severe than last year. Overtopping brought more drftwood and sand inland than I have observed in the last 5 years.
Where oh where are all the pcs of yellow rope coming from? read more
I am also volunteer with Solve and their adopt a mile program. Myself and 3 others collected over 50 pounds of trash.read more
This is not a full report......notes and photos from a walk on my mile.
Evidence of the strong summer north winds. Sand collecting along the jetty. I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of liter. read more
There is a lot of erosion that occured over the winter. It seemed like a lot less driftwood on the beach until I walked the tree line. There is alot of driftwood 10-20' back into the trees, sand too. The high surfs and storm surge had an impact along this mile of...read more