Mile 227 Report

February 21, 2019
by heidilvz

Cape Foulweather, Rocky Creek
Thursday 8:45 AM
32° F
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
1.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Playing in surf:
Playing in sand:
Fishing boat 1/2 mile off shore moving S to N.
Apparent Violations:
Possible violations- A tree stand/observation platform was built in a group of trees (see map and photo). Two fire rings were built in vegetated areas that are prone to erosion. Very little litter considering there is ample opportunity to discard litter unobserved. There was a small amount of litter along Otter Crest Loop road.
Activity Comments:
There is moderate amount of human impact in accessible areas. There are a few well established trails but little evidence of people venturing off the trails. Construction of the tree stand appears to in progress. No evidence of recent camping.
Notable Wildlife:
Only a few Gulls few by off shore. Nothing seen on or near shore (which is all cliff or steep rocky slope).
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
No driftline to observe. I did not see anything unusual where debris would accumulate, pushed in against the rocks by tide/wave action. Just some small driftwood and foam.
New Development:
None observed. First visit. Took photos for later reference.
Natural Changes:
There is some slumping at the interface of rocks and vegetation. It appears natural and not human induced, although in the few spots where it is apparent people are walking close to this interface there may be accelerated slumping. I took some photos of these spots for future reference.

It was a cold February morning with little animal and human activity. Access is limited to observation well back from the surf in most spots and the housing complex limits observation of around 40% of mile 227. In this initial visit there was no attempt to gain legal access through private property. Vegetation appeared healthy, trails to shore were few and well used. Human impact was light, in my opinion, with very little litter found. My main concern is a recently erected tree stand in a clump of trees and the trail cut through the brush. I need to confirm land ownership where the tree stand and fire rings are found. Attachments: Map and Photos 


  • Mile227 Map Observation Report 21feb19
    Mile 227 Map with annotations for 21feb19 observation report
    February 21, 2019
  • PT1 Ben Jones Bridge Looking south
    Point 1-North end of Ben Jones Bridge looking south
    North end of Ben Jones Bridge
    February 21, 2019
  • PT2 Ben Jones Bridge Turnout lookin SW
    Point 2 Ben Jones Bridge Turnout Looking SW
    Ben Jones Bridge Lookout
    February 21, 2019
  • PT3 Rodea Point veg slump looking S
    PT3 Rodea Point Vegetation Slump looking S.
    Rodea Point Turnout
    February 21, 2019
  • PT4 Fire ring looking W
    PT4 Fire ring in vegetated area looking W
    Standing on the trail 100 feet East of fire ring on tongue of soil below quarry turnout.
    February 21, 2019
  • PT5 Tree Stand
    PT5 Tree stand under construction by edge of rocky shore/slope
    Please see map
    February 21, 2019
  • PT5 Trail to tree stand
    PT5 Trail cut through brush to tree stand
    Tree stand facing N
    February 21, 2019
Other Mile 227 Reports (5)


October 22, 2020 - heidilvz
There were 6 people present, 2 fishing and 3 surfers likely resting and waiting to go out again. The surfers were located at an establish fire pit where soil erosion progresses slowly due to use....
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  • Fire Pit_point 4_mile227
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November 4, 2019 - heidilvz
Overall there has been few noticable changes since the last visit and the mile appears to have had light use. An additional fire pit in the rocks at point 2 and a new trail was observed halfway down...
  • new trail_south of quarry_mile 227_04Nov19
May 28, 2019 - heidilvz
It was a cloudy cool morning with little human activity. There is little change from last observation witn the exception of a newly established fire ring. The are has seen light human use as...


July 18, 2018 - Jaymi Heimbuch
While there was plenty of activity by visiting tourists sightseeing at the viewpoints, there was little else to report. One house in the neighborhood is being remodeled/rennovated, which may or may...


February 16, 2009 - egret123
I haven't filed a report for probably 2 years (sorry!), but the mile looks exactly the same. It is a rugged, rocky outcropping throughout the mile and cannot be walked on the beach only above on the...