Mile 240 Report
December 27, 2021
Other Mile 240 Reports (24)
December 3, 2022 - mulhollandNothing unusual or concerning noted. It was a beautiful day and people were just out enjoying the beach.
June 18, 2022 - mulhollandBeautiful day; no issues noted at all.
October 2, 2021 - mulholland
August 9, 2021 - mulhollandThe beach was quite clean and free from any obvious issues.
February 10, 2021 - mulhollandHeavy driftwood accumulation on the Taft beach; makes for difficult walking from access points to beach/water.
September 13, 2019 - midnite5484At least one cormorant and one common murre were found in a weakened state and taken to a local "bird" man, Harry Dodson (who the Oregon aquarium suggested I call), for help. Though the cormorant...
April 28, 2019 - midnite5484Other than the usual litter and homeless camps, there were no dead mammals, or much else of import to report this quarter.
November 2, 2018 - midnite5484Three dead sea lions were reported to the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding hotline during the 4th quarter. High water brought in many logs to the Taft area. A restoration of the pier by Mo's Restaurant...
September 5, 2018 - midnite5484Found two fires left unattended, called the fire station.
June 18, 2018 - midnite54842- horseback riding on beach with a third horse, North of Siletz River and one bike rider on the south spit of the Siletz, who luckily did not disturb the seals who are usually seen sunbathing there...
January 19, 2018 - midnite5484A high water event occurred on Jan. 18, 2018. Waves came up the the bottom of the steps at beach access #48 and deposited new sand a few steps up. Water entered the parking lot (up the ramp) at ...
December 21, 2017 - midnite5484
November 11, 2017 - BJOsakodaWe did our survey the weekend following King Tide. It was very cloudy, and it rained periodically. A lot of wood debris along the beach, various sizes, and noted throughout the mile until D River....
March 11, 2014 - JBowmanSunny day, active waves with moderate north wind. No appreciable gravel visible today, sand has moved in. Noticed a piece of man made wooden debris and 6 tents pitched in the dunes halfway between...
March 10, 2014 - JBowmanThere was a dead young deer on the beach just south of Sharkfin Rocks, at northern end of mile 240. Many people on the stretch of mile 240 shoreline north of the Inn at Spanish Head were rock...
November 24, 2013 - JBowmanOver the summer, dunes up to 8 ft. high developed at various locations along the mile. The late September Japanese typhoon-spawned storm eroded much of this sand and since that time, gravel beds have...
March 1, 2013 - JBowmanWe’ve walked this beach mile several times each week since October and have observed yards of sand dune erosion, exposing massive logs to tides, and creating expansive flat beach front where sloped...
August 6, 2011 - LisaLSeveral seals were basking on the other side of the water in the bay. In the drift line, at low tide, there were dogwinkles, nassas, and other gastropods mixed in with multiple types of kelp and...
May 19, 2008 - seacraterOrdinary, quiet day, nothing of significance to report.
March 2, 2008 - seacraterThe walking area at Siletz Bay from the picnic area to sand dunes where rock had been added is now covered with logs and sand. Some erosion to the rock area because of lower level of sand.
November 23, 2007 - seacraterEnjoyed a beautiful day at the beach
September 13, 2007 - seacraterTwo small fires were burning in driftwood.Road along the cliff at the end of the parking lot at Siletz Bay has been inmproved, with rock out to the dune area. Improved road is wider.
May 17, 2007 - seacraterNoticed several log shelters, one near Siletz Bay that looked lived in. Easier beach access, as here are fewer logs.
March 8, 2007 - seacraterNoticed initials carved on hillside, potential cause of erosion. Saw small shelters built in driftwood, not permanent structures as in the past. There were approximately ten small seals in shallow...