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CoastWatch Mile 163
DescriptionOregon Dunes NRA, west of south end Woahink Lake
Boundaries N 43° 54.959', W 124° 9.025' to N 43° 54.133', W 124° 9.125'
Google MapsNearby Roads, Directions to/from, Google photos, Satellite image, Terrain overlay
OPRD MapSiuslaw River to Siltcoos R (2)
Vehicles• Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time from the Oregon Dunes National Recreation area south parking lot (43° 57.5910', Mile 167), southerly to approximately 1,500 feet north of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Siltcoos River, parking lot (43° 53.2410', Mile 161).
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Dec 11, 2007 10:30 AM
Beach is mainly a gentle up slope to the foredunes. There has evidently been heavy OHV traffic recently as shown by numerous tire tracks that haven't been erased by wind. Creek near south end of mile 163 has broken from the lagoon and is flowing to the ocean. Only wildlife seen was 1 Hawk and very scattered Plovers. Only 5 or 6 vehicles parked in the Goose pasture staging area parking lot, and only 2 ATV's seen on the beach.    MORE 
Jul 20, 2007 9:00 AM
Flock of approx. 25 Canada Geese resting at the waterline. Several small groups of Shorebirds active, and many buzzards seen because of numerous dead birds and marine mammals.   MORE 
Jun 8, 2007 10:00 AM
Only a few scattered small groups of shore birds noted. Strong winds in the past one/two weeks have smoothed over the sand surface of tire tracks. The beach is showing a moderate up sloping toward the fore dunes.   MORE 
Mar 13, 2007 11:30 AM
Only two ATVs observed. Beach is much cleaner than usual; very little trash. Most stretches of beach have been smoothed to a very gentle slop due to tidal action and lack of wind. Creek toward south end of mile still flowing, but shallower and more braided since last visit.   MORE 
Jan 30, 2007 11:00 PM
Few ATVs seen on this visit. Several sections of beach are eroded back to the base of the foredune; most of the beach is still gently sloping. Small creek near south end of mile is running straight to ocean without pooling up at base of foredunes as in summer/fall. Found a dead cormorant, dead guillemot, and, oddly, a freshly dead juvenile mink at the high tide line.   MORE