Mile 183 Report

September 10, 2010
by janpaul

Location:
Lane
North end of Roosevelt Beach, Rock Creek, Rocky Knoll
Conditions:
Friday 9:30 AM
Sunny
57° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
0.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
We were the only ones on the beach. There were a few footprints left by folks who came earlier
Notable Wildlife:
There were sea gulls, maybe 2 dozen, where Rock Creek flows.One blue heron was close to shore and in the surf by Nancy Creek.Many sea anemones in the tide pools north of where Rock Creek meets the sea.We saw a few hermit crabs.
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
There was lots of sand, few visible rocks and very little debris.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

It was a beautiful day on Ocean Beach and beyond. Seeing the blue heron was a special treat.We had the beach all to ourselves. The tide was out and the sand was smooth with no visible litter, rocks, seaweed, etc.

Other Mile 183 Reports (48)

2019

October 29, 2019 - Sandy Watch
More graffiti on rocks and under bridge.Someone has used a chainsaw to cut up a large logs/driftwood.Looks like someone might be camping/living at the rock Creek parking area.
  • Green graffiti over older
  • Driftwood/chainsaw
  • South view of Ocean picnic area
  • Drift line
June 30, 2019 - Sandy Watch
Busy day at the beach with 22 visitors, all but 2 people, were at Ocean Beach Picnic area. Only a few sea gulls spotted on Rock Creek.  An unusual amount of juvenile crab parts, backs measuring 2-3...
May 31, 2019 - Sandy Watch
 Beautiful sunny day with a strong wind on the beach.  The wind was stronger on the north side of the Rocky Knoll.  Ocean beach picnic area had little rock or debris on the sand, drift line was full...
  • New rope for beach access
April 2, 2019 - Sandy Watch
Ocean Beach Picnic area was busy with 13 people, 6 cars and 2 dogs. Most people enjoying a walk on the sandy beach. This side of the knoll,north,had little to no debris on the beach.Rock Creek had 3...

2016

May 28, 2016 - RMSherriffs
South section Hwy pull off very dangerous. Soil erosion created six inch drop from asphalt, level in spots. Erosion of bluff "steps" down to beach limits access Some plastic debris. 10-12 Gulls seen.
February 27, 2016 - RMSherriffs
Beach south of Rock Creek. South section (including Rock Creek) erosion now severe. No access to beach because of vertical face of bluff. Drainage makes face muddy. Perhaps this section of 183 could...

2015

October 3, 2015 - RMSherriffs
Deep sand covering rocks at base of South Bluff, forming two lakes from normal drainage at base of other bluffs on the north section.Beach extremely clean. No plastic on North section
May 10, 2015 - RMSherriffs
Bluff erosion: several 15' - 30' wide slides onto beach. Beach extremely clean. No plastic found.South section: Gulls standing around mouth of Rock Creek.North Section: 3 people in lot and 1 person...
January 25, 2015 - RMSherriffs
Some shells on wet sand, no debris in rocks near bluff. Five dogs with walkers well with people who were walking.

2014

October 8, 2014 - RMSherriffs
Part of jellyfish and eel crass in surf line,groups of black waterbirds beyond surf line.
June 1, 2014 - RMSherriffs
Very clean beach. 4 small pieces of plastic and small broken crab shells on north section.Very large design raked on the low tide beach, elaborate design, geometrical about 50 yards along surf line.
March 9, 2014 - RMSherriffs
Rock creek so full and swift it cut a channel through beach gravel directly to the surf.Beach very clean with driftwood concentrated next to bluff.

2013

November 29, 2013 - RMSherriffs
Beach extremely clean, sand over west beach rocks.Cormorants in offshore surf.Erosion of bluffs continues, small chunks of land/shrubs/grass now on beach level. Broken auto glass in parking lot is...
August 25, 2013 - RMSherriffs
Many burned logs at South Rock Creek site, no fire circle evident.Birds Viewed:South, group of gulls on offshore rock.North, two crows on driftwood.Dogs, three not causing problems.
April 28, 2013 - RMSherriffs
3 Gulls on south section of mile, no debris on beach. One dog on leash.
January 13, 2013 - RMSherriffs
Waves onto beach, surf to bluffs.
  • North Section looking north, surf reaches bluff at some points.
  • North section looking south, surf reaches bluff.
  • South Section looking north.Note erosion approaching Hwy. 101
  • South section looking south, surf crossed rocks to bluff.

2012

October 6, 2012 - RMSherriffs
No plastic of any kind seen on beach. Culls crows and assorted shorebirds standing around waiting for tide to come in?
August 31, 2012 - janpaul
We did see several turkey vultures who were interested in the dead deer.There was lots of packed sand on the beach. We did not see any litter. The surf was low and quiet.We are reporting on mile 183...
June 10, 2012 - RMSherriffs
Birds seen: Gulls on rocks, swifts(?), 8 Canada geese,2 turkey vultures. Beach very clean, sand and few pebbles and shells. Total of 6 cogs with people, no wildlife disturbed.North section: no sign...
June 6, 2012 - cheshire
Beach was beautiful and seems pristine at first sight, but I found quite a bit of debris mixed in the with small rocks piled below the cliff faces. Walked out with armloads of foam, a small bucket...
June 5, 2012 - janpaul
Once again we had Ocean Beach to ourselves.There was very little litter. However, there was one large red metal drum which was near the bottom of the steps. There were no markings on it; it was...
March 11, 2012 - RMSherriffs
2-3 Gulls on entire walk, large logs at mouth of Rock Creek, Some Styrofoam float pieces. Erosion north of creek.

2011

December 11, 2011 - RMSherriffs
Beach Clean. some large driftwood and 2 plastic bottles on each section.Birds observed: many gulls, several Cormorants and one Bald Eagle.No people on the beach, but 2 sets of Footprints seen. Animal...
September 13, 2011 - janpaul
There was lots of sand on the beach and some upon the side of a cliff.Nancy Creek was completely covered with sand.There were some footprints from earlier visitors to the beach, including a couple of...
September 11, 2011 - RMSherriffs
Little Driftwood showing, sand drifted against bluff in several places. One piece of red cloth and one piese of broken plastic bracket only man-made debris on this mile.Dogs off leash, one running...
June 26, 2011 - RMSherriffs
Beach very clean. Very little debris: 1 peice of clear plastic sheeting, 1 clear water bottle, 1 fishing boat rope, 1 sandal, 1 piece of gray plastic,(remains of counter top dish drainer?)Porta-potty...
May 5, 2011 - janpaul
We noticed several landslides and some were in front of the Oregon House grounds. The top soil and vegetation were loosened and slid down the hillside. Also in one cave a large boulder and rocks...
March 27, 2011 - RMSherriffs
Bluff erosion north section, small amount of driftwood north section; large amount south section.

2010

December 5, 2010 - RMSherriffs
South section: 1 sea lion.North section: 4 surfers and 7 sea lions in same waves. No injuries seen. One surfer came ashore and said sea lions were aggressive but backed away without incident. Just...
June 19, 2010 - RMSherriffs
South Beach: clean and sandy at low tide.North Section: Plastic debris (9 water bottles and 6 "parts")
April 7, 2010 - janpaul
There was lots of debris on the beach. We were told that this was due to recent strong westerly winds. We picked up a couple sack fulls and more and put it all by the restroom door. Was this the...
March 14, 2010 - RMSherriffs
South Beach very clean. Total of 4 plastic bottles and one milk carton.North section, more mud and rock from bluff onto beach.Parts of net on beach.Two birds observed: one crow flying south and one...
February 25, 2010 - janpaul
This report covers Ocean Beach including the area beyond Nancy Creek. The beach area is nearly free of man made debris. We saw two large clusters of small red anemones on rocks north of Nancy Creek.

2009

December 25, 2009 - RMSherriffs
Sealion in the surf, some splastic on the beach otherwise beach clean. Birds in surfline.Found one dead jellyfish on the beach.
December 25, 2009 - janpaul
Folks and dogs were enjoying walking on the beach. We did not see any major changes.
September 27, 2009 - RMSherriffs
Beach very clean. Sand very deep and blowing up face of bluff. Few shells seen. Kid's fort built of driftwood below high time line.
June 21, 2009 - RMSherriffs
Many shells at high tide line, very clean beach, sand covered rocks, large driftwood pieces against bluff, wild flowers in bloom. No plastic seen on entire beach.
May 19, 2009 - SandyJean
Nothing significant to report. At low tide, we were able to walk south from Ocean Beach and around the rock barrier to Rock Creek. Seen small red anemones.

2008

December 14, 2008 - RMSherriffs
Observed string of Pelicans flying along wave troughs. Some other birds feeding in surf and two crows flew by.Low tide still washed up to bluffs. Large swells and waves with beach very clean.
November 19, 2008 - SandyJean
We enjoyed seeing one Bald Eagle at south end of ocean beach and aren't sure if the eagle will feed off the dead sea lion nearby.There is plenty of sand on the beach with some small rocks uncovered....
September 7, 2008 - RMSherriffs
Beach extremely clean, beach sand almost to bluff generally and fifteen feet up bluff in one spot.
March 9, 2008 - RMSherriffs
Beach clean, five plastic bottles and one auto tire on south section. Truck tire on North section.
January 13, 2008 - RMSherriffs
Flock of gulls feeding in the shallow surf. 10' x 12' black plastic tarp pegged down on grass on bluff in south section.

2007

June 24, 2007 - RMSherriffs
Beach very clean, seen only one piece of rope, one net float, one piece of styrofoam and one beer bottle.
March 24, 2007 - mkeliik
We had a group of 10 REI Staff walking and cleaning up the mile. The Northernmost part was micro sized debris with the occasional fishing or boat related garbage. The Southern most part was loaded...
March 11, 2007 - RMSherriffs
Brisk weather on the beach, six people walking with three dogs, two on their leash. Some debris, plastic bottles, net float and two parts of other nets. Only a few Gulls seen.
January 7, 2007 - RMSherriffs
Winter day on the beach, rain and strong wind.The bluffs are being undercut by the surf and creek action, also there were large piles of driftwood next to the bluff south of the new bridge...

2006

September 23, 2006 - RMSherriffs
Sand very high, over rocks and up bluff. Bridge under construction, one-way traffic controlled by light. Beaches extremely clean and covered by sand. RV appeared to have stayed overnight at north...
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