Mile 167 Report

March 27, 2022
by GasiorowskiM

South end Siuslaw South Jetty Road
Sunday 10:30 AM
54° F
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
6.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Two ATVs strayed north of the sign near Parking Area 1 that seems to say only street legal vehicles are allowed. (The sign is ambiguous. See photo.) ATVs operating south of this sign are rather noisy.
Apparent Violations:
The beach here is very clean, with only a few pieces of human debris that clearly came from the ocean.
Cars/Trucks parking:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
Activity Comments:
Few people come to this stretch of beach.
Notable Wildlife:
A few gulls and crows and a possible osprey.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Two stranded jellyfish.
Small rocks·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Natural Changes:

This is a beautiful, little-visited stretch of beach.  ATVs can be heard from the adjoining recreational area, and two seem to have encroached into the prohibited area at the south end of Mile 167.

  • The beautiful beach at Mile 167.
    March 27, 2022
  • Ambiguous sign regarding use of street legal vehicles on beach.
    March 27, 2022
  • ATV tracks on beach where they apparently are prohibited.
    March 27, 2022
Other Mile 167 Reports (25)


December 11, 2013 - PKoontz
In the drift line found 1 live crab, shell 6"-7" across. Large pile of rope, too heavy to drag up over dune, picked it up and waded to place it in 16"-18" of surf, it escaped into the deeper surf....
May 23, 2013 - PKoontz
Found and picked up big plastic containers (motor oil, soda and water) also 2 1/2 x 2 12 x3 12 ft. Styrofoam.
March 28, 2013 - PKoontz
Some small litter, picked it up, filled one plastic grocery bag.


October 22, 2012 - PKoontz
There was absolutely nothing to report except for two people on the beach with a dog, a small group of gulls along the tide line. No trash, no significant erosion, small pieces of broken shell..
September 24, 2012 - PKoontz
Remarkably clean beach, only one plastic water bottle seen.
July 23, 2012 - PKoontz
Only a few small items of human source found on the beach. Two plastic water bottles and two aluminum cans.There were visible changes in the dune structure due to the wind. All in all a very nice day...
May 28, 2012 - PKoontz
Nothing much to report. However, around June 3, I walked from parking lot #2 going north to parking lot 4 (on the beach) and fortunately had with me four huge Bi-Mart plastic bags about 30"X25"X12:....
February 28, 2012 - PKoontz
Significant amount of wood,branches, twigs, logs etc., from high winds and surf, but much less than those storms deposited along the beach at the North Jetty.


December 22, 2011 - PKoontz
Nothing out of the ordinary to report. As always, I carry a plastic grocery bag and pick up what little debris I see.
August 11, 2011 - PKoontz
Nothing of significance to report. All was good and the people seem to be enjoying themselves as so was I.
May 10, 2011 - PKoontz
Very clean beach and shoreline.
April 7, 2011 - PKoontz
Several piles of bull kelp. No birds seen.Enough trash was picked up to fill pick-up truck almost half full, mostly up against dune bluff.
January 25, 2011 - PKoontz
Mile 167 was remarkable free of debris; nothing of interest or concern to report.


December 14, 2010 - PKoontz
The beach along mile 167 was remarkably clean; nothing of concern noted.
April 18, 2010 - PKoontz
Picked up 5 large bags of trash as noted under 'concerns'.
March 27, 2010 - JeanneLB
Spring break so lots of people were on the beach. Two days after this visit to the South Jetty of the Siuslaw, I visited the North Jetty and was surprised at the contrast... on the North Jetty much...
February 18, 2010 - PKoontz
Nothing out of the ordinary. Quite a bit of driftwood (small and large) but not piled up or densely packed.. just here and there.Picked up two grocery bags of litter along high-tide line, mostly...


November 24, 2009 - JeanneLB
Picked up litter, two bags, washed in, not dropped by people on beach at this time.Very quiet, calm day with few people on the beach.
September 13, 2009 - PKoontz
Nothing unusual noted except for the dozen or so dead, desiccated birds. Picked up litter, one plastic grocery bag full. Picked up one styrofoam float with rope attached.
August 7, 2009 - JeanneLB
Crab shells in the drift line, seemed to be in clumps and not scattered all along drift line. Gulls were concentrated where the shells were. In addition, there were two large pieces of docks 8' x 10...
June 18, 2009 - PKoontz
Generally, mile 167 beach was clean. There was some litter appearing to have been washed ashore, based on types. Filled only one grocery bag, carried one styrofoam float off.
April 29, 2009 - PKoontz
We picked up two plastic bags of litter and a 25-foot rope; placed in trash can at parking area #2.I was accompanied by Jean White.
March 12, 2009 - JeanneLB
Collected 3 plastic bags of debris...mostly plastic bottle. Also a plastic bucket and large plastic basket. We found a 10 gallon can marked "cleaning solvent" that had some liquid in it with a label...


December 5, 2008 - JeanneLB
A very quiet and calm day. The beach was very clean. One large pile of kelp and a stran or two along the tide line...other wise the beach was very clean. One set of tire tracks going north and...
July 5, 2008 - JeanneLB
Just hope I checked the right area. I parked at Parking Area #2 on the south Jetty and checked both north and south of that point. Unusual amount of crab shells