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CoastWatch Mile 95
CountyCoos
Descriptionsouth end of Bandon State Park
Boundaries N 43° 2.27', W 124° 26.712' to N 43° 1.449', W 124° 27.004'
Google MapsNearby Roads, Directions to/from, Google photos, Satellite image, Terrain overlay
OPRD MapNew River (2) to Blacklock Point (1)
Vehicles• Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from a point approximately one mile north of the mouth of Twomile Creek (43° 03.3288', Mile 97) to the Coos County-Curry County line, (42° 57.2628', Mile 89).
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New River and Two Mile Creek convergance   11/2/07
New River and Two Mile Creek convergance looking north from Mile 95
sandorgn


17 REPORTS FOR MILE 95:
John Hull
Nov 23, 2013 2:30 PM
 
Unusual number of people, saw what we took to be a family of three walking south along the west bank of the New River and a fisherman, first seen walking north, then in the water at the mouth of the New River fishing. He had not yet caught anything. The two bulldozers (around the size of a Caterpillar D-7) sitting on the sand dune on the north side of the mouth of the New River. Less driftwood than usual, but some really large parts of trees on the dry sand near the north end of the mile(s). Pinnipeds in the water around the mouth of the New River and one with a brown head in the surf. Parts of two salmon on wet sand. Scraps of gorse on wet sand. Leaves on wet sand.   MORE 
John Hull
Jun 19, 2013 4:00 PM
 
Beach fairly clean, occasional pieces of bull kelp and a frilly kelp on the wet sand. The European Beachgrass on the dunes was dead, apparently the result of being sprayed with teal-colored herbicide last Fall. One Bald Eagle sitting on sand bar who took flight as we approached.   MORE 
John Hull
Nov 4, 2012 12:00 AM
 
Saw a large pelican with an injured wing and at least three (but probably more) pinnipeds in the New River near where it joins the sea. Beach was pertty clean. There was less driftwood than in the past, but the pieces were larger (major poritons of trees). The mouth of the New River appears to have moved further North. One dead sea lion. Shells, crab carapaces,krlp/algae and wood pieces in the driftline. No other people on the beach.   MORE 
John Hull
Sep 18, 2011 10:00 AM
 
Saw one pinniped in the surf and found a dead Steller's Sea Lion about eight feet long on the dry sand. Shells, animal casings, jellies and pieces of jellies, piles of Bull Kelp, small rocks and wood pieces in the driftline. Found tracks of humans and three sets of ATV tracks which is unusual on mile 95. Very few birds except for a flock of about 20 shorebirds. One crab in mid-molt and one purple starfish. Evidnce of wave overtopping and sand erosion.   MORE 
John Hull
May 22, 2011 11:45 AM
 
Saw what appeared to be perhaps a dozen Harbor Seals in the surf at the mouth of the New River and several solitary ones and one pair we took to be a mother and pup further south. A minimum driftline with very little kelp, some shells/sand dollars, crab carapaces, rocks and two crab floats. Cormorants and pelicans flying over the ocean. A few Sanderlings on the beach. Bald Eagle flying over New River. Only sign of other people was some government style stakes in the dry sand up near the mouth of the New River, probably having to do with the Snowy Plover.   MORE 
John Hull
Apr 3, 2011 10:00 AM
 
Driftline very clean, no jellies, less than a dozen pieces of mussel and crab shells, some small wood pieces, virtually no seaweed. At least five pinnipeds swimming in New River near its mouth. New River continues to eat into the dune on the north side of its mouth. Evidence of wave sovertopping the foredune. No people (save us), no foot prints or vehicle tracks.   MORE 
John Hull
Oct 29, 2010 12:30 PM
 
Two guys with two fishing rods on ATV. I thought that beach was off limits to ATVs. Some jellies, mussel shells and crab parts. Large clumps of Bull Kelp. Two types of gulls as well as two flocks of small white shorebirds on wet sand.   MORE 
John Hull
Apr 25, 2010 10:00 AM
 
No people save ourselves. Unusually large amount of driftwood on the dry sand. Lots of little pieces of wood at edge of the water (first time I've seen that). Kelp/algae, small rocks, Styrofoam and ocean-based debris in the driftline. Large pieces of gorse plants in surf and an actual gorse bush on the west bank of the New River (another first). Four seals on west bank of New River, one flock of small birds flying in unison (plovers?) and four to six gulls over New River (none at beach or over ocean). There were lots of floats, mostly round, perhaps ten per mile and an equal number of glass bottles.   MORE 
sandorgn
Sep 15, 2009 2:00 PM
 
Animal casings, kelp/algae and ocean-based debris in the driftline. About 30 Snowy Plover feeding with Sanderlings near surfline. Low human impact (1)-BLM ATV carrying Snowy Plover exclosures to the north.   MORE 
sandorgn
Sep 3, 2009 3:30 PM
 
Animal casings, kelp/algae and ocean-based debris in driftline. About 40 Sanderlings foraging by water's edge. One dead sea lion reported to Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Low human impact (0).   MORE 
sandorgn
Sep 22, 2008 1:00 PM
 
The European Beachgrass is moving north and building sand dunes with the progression. BLM had bulldozed the dunes in 2002 and pushed the beach grass into the ocean. It's back and doing quite well. My last visit had beach grass on the south half-mile only. This visit has beach grass within 100 yards of the rivers exit. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in driftline. Four Sanderlings and Two Snowy Plover on dry sand. Four dead Crows and one Western Gull on beach. ATV tracks on beach from Lost Lake Trail, maybe a government ATV. Low human impact (0).   MORE 
 
Birds   
Description:Birds at Two Mile Creek and New River ocean mouth
sandorgn
Jul 2, 2008 2:00 PM
 
I crossed New River at the Lower Four Mile trail end. The water was about 18 inches deep; the river must be breached south of Lower Four Mile Creek. The mud was soft, but the water was fairly clear. I saw two 4-wheelers. One was fish and game; the other was BLM. Animal casings in the driftline. Low human impact (0).   MORE 
sandorgn
Nov 2, 2007 4:00 PM
 
I accessed the beach from the north end of Roaring Surf Lane trail. New River was about 8 inches deep, walked south along New River to the end of Bandon State Park and crossed the dunes to the ocean. I then walked north to the New River and Two Mile Creek convergence and exit to the ocean. Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, small rocks, and ocean-based debris in driftline. Northern Elephant Seal at high tide line on beach. It weighed about 80 lb and showed labored breathing. Low human impact (0).   MORE 
 
New River and Two Mile Creek convergance   
Description:New River and Two Mile Creek convergance looking north from Mile 95
Location:The north end of mile 95
Date:Nov 2, 2007 4:00 AM
Beached Northern Elephant Seal   
Description:Beached Northern Elephant Seal, south end of Mile 95 at the high tide line
Location:South end of Mile 95
View 2   
Description:Northern Elephant Seal
Location:South end of Mile 95
sandorgn
Oct 2, 2007 4:00 PM
 
I crossed New River at Four Mile Creek Trail, the water was 29" deep. The river bottom was hard sand. I walked North along mile 94 to access mile 95. There were a lot of shore birds (gulls and sanderlings) on mile 95 especially near the New River mouth. There had been a lot of the ocean waves that had washed over the flat dunes. Kelp/algae,animal casings, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in driftline. There were new European beachgrass plants invading the northern end of mile. Walking South along the river I saw a dozen Snowy Plover feeding. I crossed New River at the trail end and returned to Lower Four Mile along Roaring Surf Drive. Low human impact (0).   MORE 
 
New River looking north   
Date:Oct 2, 2007 12:00 AM
sandorgn
May 19, 2007 2:00 PM
 
The trail to New River was dry. The New River water level was lower than I have seen it in 5 years, my socks didn't even get wet on the crossing. Last weeks winds had pushed waves topping the dune on the north half of mile 95 leaving the beach looking pretty good. The New River outlet has turned to the south for about 200 feet after it meets Two Mile Creek and then turns west and into the ocean. That's normal for this area, just a little earlier than usual. Animal casings and small rocks in driftline. 1 dead seagull. Low human impact(4)- 2 working on fencing for Snowy Plover nesting sites, 2 on permitted ATV studying Snowy Plovers.   MORE 
 
New River crossing   
Location:New River crossing trail looking east
Middle of Mile 95 looking north toward New River   
Location:Middle of Mile 95 looking north toward New River
Date:May 19, 2007 2:30 PM
sandorgn
Mar 11, 2007 11:30 PM
 
I accessed mile 95 from the Lower Four Mile trail Sunday 3/11/07. One-third of the trail to New River was under water from runoff. The depth was as deep as 18" in a couple places. The water level in New River had dropped a foot in eight days and had cleared up to a little cloudy. The depth of the river at my crossing point was about of 20" on the west side of the river. The dunes are about 300 feet wide and fairly flat from the north, building up and narrower where the European Beach Grass still thrives. There were 6 each 10 to 12 inch diameter two lug plastic floats high on the dunes, one red, one white and the rest were black. Low on the beach I found a plastic 5 gallon red jerry can with Oriental writting embossed in the surface. Near the can was a float with a 2006-2007 Oregon Fish and Game Crab Permit . I cut off the tag and mailed it to the Charleston office when I got home. Four pieces of raw lumber were found, photographed, reported to Phillip Johnson and the Bilderbacks. Many personal water bottles were observed high on the dunes. Kelp/algae, shells, animal casing, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in driftline. Low human impact (0).   MORE 
 
Sandpiper type birds   
Location:South end of mile 95 at the shoreline
Date:Mar 11, 2007 12:00 AM
Lumber   
Description:12 foot 4x4
Location:Just into the dry sand in the center of mile 95
Date:Mar 11, 2007 12:00 AM
Tracks   
Description:Tracks identified as Red Fox
Location:Under a log at the high side of wet sand center of mile 95
Date:Mar 11, 2007 12:00 AM
sandorgn
Mar 4, 2007 1:00 PM
 
I attempted access from the Lower Four Mile access Saturday 3/3/07. One-third of the trail to New River was under flowing water from runoff. The depth was as deep as 18" in a couple places. The water in New River was high and running very clouded by sandy silt. The depth of the river was in excess of 30". I wasn't able to complete the crossing safely. The dunes to the ocean were fairly flat, as usual and showed no signs of needed action. Sunday, 3/4/07 I attempted access to mile 95 from the north, China Creek parking area. It was a great day for a walk. I enjoyed miles 97 and 96 a lot. I ended up having to view mile 95 from the top of the dune on mile 96 with binoculars. New River was not able to be safely crossed from that direction either, the same reasons as the day before. Everything did look good from my vantage point. At least four harbor seals were in New River fishing and watching me.   MORE 
 
New River and mile 95 from mile 96 dune   
Location:New River and mile 95 from mile 96 dune
Date:Mar 4, 2007 12:00 AM