Mile 283 Dispatch

June 16, 2021
by CherieE53

Cape Meares, Refuge, Lighthouse, SP
Wednesday 11:30 AM
65° F
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
-94.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Apparent Violations:
Activity Comments:
Visitors were hiking the trail down to the Lighthouse
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:



There were a lot of visitors from all over the USA and Canada, enjoying the park, interested in how the Oregon coast was doing after the bad wind storms earlier this year.

  • A falling Branch from a major large tree
    Tree on main trail to Lighthouse.
    Half way down to the Lighthouse.
    June 16, 2021
  • Left side trail to the Lighthouse
    Middle of the trail on right side of the Lighthouse
    June 16, 2021
Other Mile 283 Reports (12)


July 31, 2021 - CherieE53
The whole state park was in the fog. The visitors stayed on the trails and had their dogs and children under control.
May 10, 2021 - CherieE53
The park appeared to be in good shape, the visitors were hiking and staying on the trails.
March 3, 2021 - CherieE53
Some of the trees were damaged. Lighthouse was closed. I saw some Horned Puffins (2 pairs), 3 pairs of Common Murres, many Western Gulls  and Mew Gulls. There was also Pelagic Cormonant and Double...


January 6, 2017 - [email protected]


February 5, 2011 - Bluebrau
Quiet, foggy day at Cape Meares. By the time we left, we were the only people there. It was tough to get a good view of things due to the weather.


August 8, 2010 - Bluebrau
Beautiful day--LOTS of people out at Cape Meares!


June 19, 2009 - Bluebrau
There were more than 100 people at Cape Meares enjoying the summer weather. We didn't observe anything out of the ordinary--or disappointing (like littering, etc.).


December 29, 2008 - Bluebrau
It was a very chilly and windy day on the coast, but there were still people out and about... we saw very few animals, but no physical changes. The main concern we had was litter. At one access...
May 18, 2008 - Bluebrau
A beautiful sunny and slightly hazy day at the coast... many people were enjoying the weather, taking pictures, etc. Nothing unusual.
March 28, 2008 - Bluebrau
As it was cold and wet, there were not many people out. Nothing was out of the ordinary. We were there less than an hour because of the poor conditions.
March 2, 2008 - Bluebrau
It was a gorgeous day at the coast and there were several people out enjoying the atmosphere. The main issue that we noted at Cape Meares is the lack of trash cans--there was quite a bit of litter,...


December 30, 2007 - Bluebrau
We accessed mile 283 from three different access points--one in Cape Meares state park, one at a pull-out down the road, and another was beach access located in Cape Meares National Wildlife refuge...
  • This photo was taken from the north view point at Cape Meares Sate Park.