Mile 176 Report

March 15, 2008
by CMHarvey

North end Baker Beach, Lily Lake
Saturday 12:00 PM
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Cars/Trucks parking:
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
Activity Comments:
Tire tracks outside the allowed areas.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Nothing new to add from previous observations, although the mitigation of those observations should be a higher priority than is being given...
Forest Service vehicles on the beach just north of Berry Creek.
Other Mile 176 Reports (24)


August 15, 2022 - GasiorowskiM
Mile 176 is quite pretty, with a wide beach, wind-sculpted dunes, and few visitors.  The high point of this visit was two gray whales swimming 50-80 yards offshore, spouting and often breaking the...


December 2, 2012 - cheshire
Visited mile 176 and picked up one small bag of trash. Beach is generally calm and clean.
August 21, 2012 - magmama
No litter, no dead animals and not much to report except that it was a beautiful morning
June 10, 2012 - magmama
Lots of rock hunters and people with poorly controlled dogs.
April 20, 2012 - TeeLeo
Heceta Beach North of Baker Beach at the rocks below Southview Gated Community there was another landslide. I have seen many slides there but this one was so big the mud line was 18 feet high on the...
March 11, 2012 - magmama
Cold and on and off rain."Lots of rock hunters and people with poorly controlled dogs"


September 16, 2010 - CMHarvey
I do hope ODOT finally does something about the fissures and erosion immediately west of 101, just north of the entrance to the Southview PUD housing, because if, during our winter rains, that...
June 15, 2010 - CMHarvey
Some quads recently crossed over Berry Creek from the south, not Forest Service and the Forest Service had a pickup truck north of Berry Creek during the past three months as well.
March 15, 2010 - CMHarvey
I visit the area everyday, in all weather..


September 9, 2009 - CMHarvey
Seen many horseback riders on the beach.


December 15, 2008 - CMHarvey
As reported in the past, the edge of the road, the steep part immediately west of highway 101 from the north end of Baker Beach to at least the road into the old Berry Creek Quarry, continues to move...
September 16, 2008 - CMHarvey
The edge of highway 101 from the northend of Baker Beach to at least the road into the old Berry Creek quarry, continues to move downward, slipping off the steep face of the area.
March 12, 2008 - Zurflueh
Beach was strikingly clean of debris.
February 15, 2008 - oldMGguy
First visit to this mile. Very limited human use due to a long slog thru soft sand from the Baker Beach parking lot or down from Hwy 101 via a steep trail at the Southview neighborhood entrance. This...
  • View of Mile 176 looking north from Berry Creek.  Highway 101 and the Southview neighborhood, 5 miles north of Florence, is visible on the hill.
  • The foredunes on the north half of Mile 176 are quite steep and unusually high.


December 10, 2007 - Zurflueh
There was lots of Kelp and large logs as a result of recent storms.
September 15, 2007 - CMHarvey
The user-maintained path to the beach from the Overlook shows signs of being pushed toward the sea. Over the past year it seems to have settled and been pushed toward the ocean by pressure from...
September 14, 2007 - Zurflueh
The mile was clean and serene.
September 12, 2007 - CMHarvey
I repeat my last message: the degradation of the slopes at the north end of this mile could be catastrophic to the daily use of highway 101. Some attention should be paid to mitigation of the growing...
June 14, 2007 - Zurflueh
Sigh is up advising pet owners to keep animals on 6-inch leash while on this beach. (Plover Protection) Beach was relatively clear of debris.
May 26, 2007 - JKGarvey
First report, no significant human damage to area, other then the horse trail over the dunes and on the land side paralleling the dunes. The amount of drifting sand appeared unusual to me, but my...
March 16, 2007 - CMHarvey
The degradation of the slopes at the north end of this mile could be catastrophic to the daily use of highway 101. Some attention should be paid to mitigation of the growing problems with the...
March 13, 2007 - Zurflueh
North of Lily lake outlet saw bulldozer working, operator said he works for the Feds, something to do with bird habitat.


December 10, 2006 - CMHarvey
Beach clean, people walking and enjoying the area. One dead Seagull.
December 6, 2006 - Zurflueh
Unusual number of streams arising from the foredune. Lots of logs and debris on the beach.