Mile 161 Report
December 7, 2006
Other Mile 161 Reports (26)
September 20, 2015 - YmnKai
January 7, 2015 - JCarpenterNice day on the beach, I picked up small plastic debris in the area.
December 18, 2013 - mjohnsonThis beach is a very lightly used part of the coast. In season the parking area is mainly used as a staging area for ATV activity, (not allowed on mile 161) ATV's go north from the parking lot on a...
September 19, 2013 - mjohnsonSpoke with a group of eight people visiting from New York, who were traveling through Washington and Oregon.They were really enjoying see the Oregon coast.
March 11, 2013 - mjohnsonTidal over topping of the play area at Siltcoos Creek mouth. Large Dune at the southern end of the fore dune was eroded quite a long way to the north, leaving a tall bluff approx. 18 to 20 ft. high.
September 16, 2012 - mjohnsonNo sign of any Tsunami debris.
July 11, 2012 - JCarpenterPut styrofoam disk in trash bin.
June 8, 2012 - mjohnsonThe fore-dune has eroded into 6-8ft. high bluff and river mouth has migrated at least 100 yards to the north. Because of this low minus tide today I observed thousands and thousands of what appeared...
March 9, 2012 - mjohnsonRecent windstorms have covered the parking lot and access road with sand to a depth of 1"-2". Beach shows a moderate amount of erosion approaching the base of the fore dunes.Only a few harbor seals...
December 9, 2011 - mjohnsonSeen hundreds of gulls at the river mouth. Nice day for a beach walk.
October 19, 2011 - JCarpenterThere was one ballast container placed by trash bin. Otherwise the beach was clean.
September 17, 2011 - mjohnsonClean gentle sloping beach, shows very little scouring away of sand, even slope all the way to base of foredunes.
June 20, 2011 - JCarpenterSaw a group of sea/river otters north of Siltcoos River outlet and off the shoreline, about 15 playful.
June 15, 2011 - mjohnsonSnowy Plover exclusion areas are roped off. A volunteer stated that she knows of two nests currently. Approx. thirty-five harbor seals sunning on north side of Siltcoos river outlet.
March 6, 2011 - mjohnsonBeach clean not much visible driftwwd, small quantities fo bull kelp.No Wildlife viible other than a few ducks in Silkcoos Creek area.Nothing remarkable to note, just a pleaant day at the beach after...
March 17, 2010 - mjohnsonBeach clean.
December 18, 2009 - mjohnsonLiterally hundreds of seagulls clustered on both sides of Siltcoos Creek mouth.
September 18, 2009 - mjohnsonBeach is clean, free of trash except near the access path area.
June 25, 2009 - [email protected]The Western Snowy Plovers are nesting this time of year (March 15 thru Sept 15). Areas are roped off, but people have been ignoring ropes and walking through areas, putting nests and chicks at risk (...
December 4, 2008 - mjohnsonBeach and River mouth area appeared to be swept clean by normal wave action to a gentle slope up to foredunes. Seagulls at river mouth were the only animal life observed other than two harbor seals...
September 18, 2008 - [email protected]Ocean unusually calm/quiet. 7 of the 11 dogs we saw were in a group of rescued greyhounds. All dogs on beach were either leashed or under good voice control and not disturbing wildlife. Beach was...
March 11, 2008 - mjohnsonCreek at south end fo mile 163 no longer runs to the ocean, has stopped flowing earlier than in past years.Beach has been swept clean of debris and most driftwood by wave action, also the beach shows...
June 4, 2007 - bwhollerBeach sand and foredune returning to a more gentle summer pattern. Update on nesting snowy plovers from plover volunteer present in parking lot: There are 5 nests enclosed in predator-proof cages on...
February 20, 2007 - bwhollerCindy Burns, (wildlife biologist and snowy plover protector), told me that the bulldozing of sand and beach grass on both the north and south sides of Siltcoos River is maintenance of snowy plover...