Mile 290 Report

August 16, 2021
by MossierJ

Barview Jetty County Park, Camp Magruder south
Monday 12:00 PM
Tide Level:
2.7 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Very little drift line debris
New Development:
Natural Changes:

Large Fishing boat stranded on the sand above the high tide line about 100' from north jetty rocks.  Boat came in sometime Saturday, 8/14.  Several people (with one piece of heavy equipment) were trying to move the boat.  When we left, they were still working on it.  Could not smell any oil or gas.  

Other Mile 290 Reports (26)


January 29, 2023 - Foxglove290
Lots of dritwood accumulation along the southern portion of mile 290.  We picked up approximately 2 lbs of trash, a lot less than other mile walks.  My most interesting find is what I believe was a...
  • Drift line


July 23, 2022 - BerrieC
Lots of folks having fun on a partially sunny day.  Beach is fairly clean considering the number of people on the sand on a summer weekend.
July 5, 2022 - Foxglove290
Post 4th beach clean up is a yearly clean up I do because the public always leaves a mess behind them.  
April 24, 2022 - Foxglove290
Noticable sluffing of shoreline 'bluff' along Camp Magurders property.  I have included photos.
  • Erosion
April 23, 2022 - BerrieC
Erosion has abated on Mile 290 since that which occurred during the winter.  The northern and central sections of Camp Magruder have sustained the highest loss of bluffs and trees. The southern...
February 6, 2022 - Foxglove290
It was great to see so may people enjoying the beach. Parking is limited with most of the jetty parking lot blocked due to the Sough Jetty repair work.  Lots of driftwood has accumulated. Very little...
February 6, 2022 - BerrieC
This report contains observations of Pine Beach Loop and the north and central sections of Camp Magruder, as I pass those on the way to Mile 290 and have been monitoring and submitting info on PBL...


July 25, 2021 - BerrieC
Everything pretty normal as far as human activity and physical status of beach and jetty area.
July 5, 2021 - Foxglove290
I choose to go out the day after the 4th purposly.  It is heart breaking to see what the public left on the beach and in the parking area.  We hauled off more then 200 lbs of '4th' trash.  
  • Mile 290
  • Trash
  • Grandpa and Granddaughter helping out Grandma
June 9, 2021 - BerrieC
I walked for 2 hours from our home at the north end of Ocean Blvd to the Jetty and through Barview Jetty Campground. Only one hour (combined observation and reporting) was spent on Mile 290. Beach...
  • Flounder carcass near surf


October 17, 2020 - Foxglove290
Four of us walked mile 290 collecting abt 40lbs of trash.   A good percent of which was from the fishing industry .  We saw 2 dead sea lions . One appeared to have been shot.   The second had had it'...
June 19, 2020 - Foxglove290
This was my 1st time back on my mile since February.  Lack of trash was surprising to me(see the photo of what I picked up)  Driftwood on the shore was minimal.  We have had a lot of windy days with...


December 23, 2019 - Foxglove290
There is a lot of debris washed a shore after this weeks storm.  I picked up trash Saturday and today monday.  Some from the fisheries(big tangles of rope-see photos)  a lot that washed down the...
September 30, 2019 - Foxglove290
End of summer,  Not much in the way of driftwood left on the beach(campers burn it thru the summer).  The beach was carn clean being it was just a week ago the SOLVE did the fall beach clean-up. 5 ...
July 5, 2019 - Foxglove290
My husband and I spent 3 hours (6 man hours)  picking up trash.  We ran into one other couple who were doing the same.   I added their trash lbs to our total count  of 80lbs.  It is reallly...
  • My husband on mile 290
  • Me and the Bags of Trash
March 2, 2019 - Foxglove290
Dead cow elk.  It appeared to have broken a hind leg.  A mystery as to how it ended up on the beach. It did not appear to have been in the water very long.    It was a beautiful cold winter day.  The...
  • Magruder Shoreline
  • Southern Access for Camp Magruder
  • Barview Campground Shoreline


December 17, 2018 - Foxglove290
I saw evidance that the surf overtopped the shoreline in the last 24 hours.  This is the 1st time this fall that this has happened.  See photos
December 5, 2018 - Foxglove290
There has not been alot of change since my last report.   We have had only one major rain/wind event this fall. This being so, there has been very little debris deposited on the beaches.  I have...
October 10, 2018 - Foxglove290
Beautiful Indian summer day to walk my mile.  I observed 15 people along with their dogs on the beach and northe jetty. One man was surf fishing. Usually there are people fishing off the jetty but...
June 2, 2018 - Foxglove290
 Observed tire tracks not an actual vehicle.  Vehicles are NOT allowed on this section of beach
March 5, 2018 - Foxglove290
It was one of those rare sunny and almost calm winter days.  Erosion has been less severe than last year.  Overtopping brought more drftwood and sand inland than I have observed in the last 5 years...


December 5, 2017 - Foxglove290
I am also volunteer with Solve and their adopt a mile program.  Myself and 3 others collected over 50 pounds of trash.
  • Flock of Shore birds.
October 20, 2017 - Foxglove290
This is not a full report......notes and photos from a walk on my mile. 
August 2, 2017 - Foxglove290
Evidence of the strong summer north winds.  Sand collecting along the jetty. I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of liter.  
April 3, 2017 - Foxglove290
There is a lot of erosion that occured over the winter.  It seemed like a lot less driftwood on the beach until I walked the tree line.  There is alot of driftwood 10-20' back into the trees, sand...


February 27, 2010 - kathrynl
Visiting Camp Magruder and took advantage of free time to walk mile south to Bar View Jetty. Beach was filled with driftwood. Removed two bags of glass beer bottles and plastic water bottles.