Mile 191 Report

June 22, 2007
by gjport

Devils Churn, Cape Perpetua, North Cape Creek
Friday 1:00 PM
70° F
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
2.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:
The mile was remarkably clean of litter and ocean debris. Found 2 plastic bottles and a couple of small pieces of styrofoam, all ocean debris. The tidal pools and mussel beds to the north of the Churn appear healthy. One pool has quite an abundance of sea urchins, more than I have ever noticed before.Aside from some gulls, no other birds were observed. The 'resident' oyster catchers,that have been seen and heard during past times, were not present.
Other Mile 191 Reports (5)


August 3, 2021 - LyndaC


August 7, 2018 - LyndaC
A cool, windy day at the coast being enjoyed by a very large number of visitors.  Low tide was 2.7 ft at 4pm approximately so high on beach and rocks at Cape Cove.  Parking lots full in the afternoon...


March 10, 2017 - LyndaC
Tide too high to get close to the beach, still an exciting time to be there.
  • High tide at Cape Perpetua


April 18, 2016 - Anonymous
Mile surveyed by air; aerial photos provided.
  • Aerial image taken by Briton; Roughly in the center of mile 191, over the Pacific Ocean, looking back towards shore, about 250 feet above sea level.
  • Aerial of 191
  • Aerial of 191 looking north
  • Aerial of 191 looking south.
  • Aerial of 191
  • Aerial of 191- north end.
  • Aerial of 191- south end.


September 24, 2015 - YmnKai
Human activity consisted of people visiting Devil's Churn-area trails (Photo). No significant concerns or actions required. Most people were walking on the south side of the churn with 3 young...
  • Purple foam in the Devils Churn with the other froth.
  • Patch of soil slippage
  • Purple urchins gathered in a large tide pool.
  • Another photo of purple foam in the Churn
  • Chiton in tide pool. ID?
  • Urchins and crab on rocks
  • urchins
  • urchins with kelp
  • Photos of what I think is a lava tube spilling from the base of Cape Perpetua with large lave boulders scattered in proximity.
  • Lava tube at base of Cape Perpetua
  • Took this picture of with a ~total of 9 perfectly round holes in a basalt ridge. I am assuming they are some kind of core sampling?
  • Took this up close pic of what I think is some shorebird regurgitation.. perhaps a gull?
  • sea grass in tidal pool/channel
  • View looking south at general location of urchin sighting
  • Some folks enjoying the Churn looking at the odd colored purple foam.