Mile 275 Report

August 24, 2015
by allison

South end Netarts Spit
Monday 5:00 PM
74° F
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
5.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Playing in surf:
Playing in sand:
Apparent Violations:
dogs were all most all off leash
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
23 dead Murres
baby seal taped off from the public
Fish & Invertebrates:
dead birds scattered all over
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
lots of abandon plastic children shovels etc
New Development:
Bluff development
New riprap or shoreline protection structures
tons of round river rock
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Major cracks appearing in bluffs·Newly exposed roots/trees falling
generally bluff is eroding away
called marine mammal network no answer
I have been down on my mile every day for a weekthe numbers of people weddingsdead birdsrambling dogs occupied beach chairs has been never seen before by meIve walked that beach since 1978
  • note the weekend was very smokey
    note the weekend was very smokey
    mile 275
    August 24, 2015
  • August 24, 2015
  • August 24, 2015
Other Mile 275 Reports (20)


March 11, 2022 - allison
One small State Park vehicle traveling north on the beach .Picked up styrofoam and several light blue plastic bags. Lots of dune erosion falling and sliding off of the crest of the dune. 
  • Sloughing off of patches of dune grass
  • I recall this tree standing up last fall!


December 31, 2021 - allison
  • general erosion of the dune trees dead and falling on to the beach
December 31, 2021 - allison
  • general erosion of the dune trees dead and falling on to the beach
December 31, 2021 - allison
  • general erosion of the dune trees dead and falling on to the beach
August 28, 2021 - allison
a photo of the drainfield pipes revealed by the dune erodingphoto of garbage picked up  
  • drain field pipes
  • garbage from the dry sand area mostly
  • the drift line debris
April 2, 2021 - highamm
I observed Large and small debris mostly from crabbing spread from mile 275 - 279 


December 22, 2020 - CharmerDale


March 10, 2019 - allison
Cleaned off beach -- not much beach due to sand migration I would guess.  Super quiet 
  • carrying big plastic box full of empty water bottles
  • big chunk of styrofoam
  • Eroding dune -- dead trees etc


October 8, 2015 - allison
September 14, 2015 - allison
September report
  • but I cont get the photo to upload I have several other photos but same problemcan't wait for the new web site
September 11, 2015 - allison
July 9, 2015 - allison
The park has placed a new coating of round river rocks carefully done with a new path to the beach from the camp ground in gravel with a more cautious grade. As I recall these round rocks cover up...
  • These are the casings many of them


January 1, 2014 - allison
My king tide photos both take around 12:30 on New Years Day.
  • Looking south
  • Looking SW over the entrance of Whiskey Creek Little spruce tree is growing on th dike built by OSU at the time of the establishing of the hatchery.


November 22, 2013 - allison
Incredible beach walk Alone on the entire walk Two dead birds One cormorant one murre Tide was in coming I picked up a small collection of trash There was the ongoing erosion but Not really changed...
October 22, 2013 - allison
Very beautiful Four people Two dogs on leash! (Wow) Full sun No wind Some marine debris
  • Ropes, netting, plastic pallet
August 27, 2013 - allison
Salmon shark missing lower jaw


April 28, 2012 - allison
April report


January 10, 2009 - drewpe
The only unusual thing was the evidence of recent erosion and evidence of surf making it over the bluff onto the campgrounds roads.


March 4, 2007 - allison
In general the dune is being undermined. A tree and shrubs have fallen on to the beach. There was a dead deer on the beach also. -- I think it fell off the bluff. The sand on the beach is washed away...


August 3, 2006 - allison
20 people walking, playing in surf, sitting. 4 dead murres. Nothing new.