Mile 3 Report

December 14, 2022
by FionaDC

Location:
Curry
Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point
Conditions:
Wednesday 12:30 PM
Party cloudy
47° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
4.9 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
10
Dogs:
8
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
8
Sitting:
8
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
20
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 3
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
20 Western Gulls 18 juveniles, 2 adults; 3 Crows; 50 Cormorants fishing in water appear to Double-crested.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Improvements to Beachfront RV Park.
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Sand deposition changes.
Comments:
Summary:

Natural changes in the sand deposition; wrack line includes wood pieces, animal casings, small amount of plasitics and fiberglass debris. Improvements to Beachfront RV Park noted. Shoreline wildlife includes 20 Western Gulls, 18 juvenile, 2 adult; 3 Crows; 50 Cormorants fishing in water appear to Double-crested.

  • South Jetty looking South.
    South Jetty looking South.
    South Jetty looking South.
    December 14, 2022
  • .85 miles south of South Jetty looking north, last .25 mile blocked by cliffs.
    .85 miles south of South Jetty looking north, last .25 mile blocked by cliffs.
    .85 miles south of South Jetty looking north, last .25 mile blocked by cliffs.
    December 14, 2022
Other Mile 3 Reports (14)

2022

October 18, 2022 - FionaDC
People walking, playing in the sand, rockhunting, surfing and fishing, debris from picnicing, and fires noted. Metal ramps removed down to beach, improvements to Beachfront RV Park noted. 2 Common...
  • Looking north .85 mile south of south jetty
  • Cliffs blocking access south, .85 mile from south jetty
September 27, 2022 - FionaDC
8 Western Gulls, 2 Cormorants on sea rocks possibly Pelagic, 8 Cormorants flying together appeared to be Double-crested. 29 people, 6 dogs, 2 people picking up recycling. 
  • South Jetty looking south
  • South Jetty looking south
  • Close to Gull Rocks Sport Haven Beach looking north.
  • Close to Gull Rocks Sport Haven Beach looking north .85 mile from south jetty, cannot access any further south due to cliffs.
  • Dead adult male Sea lion.
  • Dead adult male Sea lion .25 mile south of Beachfront Inn, west of Bathiany Ln.

2016

November 15, 2016 - Volunteer Trainer
The photos were taken during breaks in the storm.  The tide was to be 8.49 ft.  In relation to the large woody debris from previous greater tides, there was no concern with impact on the surrounding...

2015

January 10, 2015 - [email protected]
Natural and made debris on Sporthaven Beach
  • Natural and man made refuse on the beach

2014

June 16, 2014 - [email protected]
Walked the beach South from the Best Western Motel to the tide pools and rocks near what I believe was Red Point {no GPS with me} The section of beach gets much less usage than the section from the...
May 26, 2014 - [email protected]
A pair of Grey whales spouting approximately 400-500 yards off Sporthaven beach. Lingered past 7:00 PM
January 30, 2014 - floral
Mile three has been busy week,trying to get the Fishing Boat Jo Marie that sank back-up and to dry land and out of the middle of the entrance of the harbor. Lots of people looking , milling around...
  • high tide at Beginning of mile 3
January 22, 2014 - floral
Please see report of 01/30/14

2009

March 6, 2009 - floral
The Tide was at a minus 0.1 and I was able to walk the whole mile today. several new steps have been built to the beautiful beach there. People were out enjoying the fair weather. Took pictures to...

2008

February 6, 2008 - floral
Sporthaven Beach is one of the only easy public acsess areas for 8 miles and was pleased to see people enjoying the cool walk and ocean viewing area. Found more sand to be closer to the mouth of...

2007

November 30, 2007 - floral
found a dead Sea Gull at the boat landing on 11/27/07 The blue paint and red (not blood) confused me as to what kind of bird it was..took pictues
  • painted blue ..by the boat landing
  • head shot of red paint
November 24, 2007 - floral
Was not able, due to tides, to walk the whole mile but took pictures of the 3/4 miles I walked. The coast guard was towing in a boat, and I noticed a concrete square I had not seen before that fell...
  • mile 3 found large concrete on beach near cliff
  • looking toward the Chetco River entrance
  • wind swept trees on cliff at sporthaven beach
  • view of Brookings Harbor looking out to sea
  • At a very low tide I walk thru this  arch rock to continue my mile to red rock
September 12, 2007 - floral
no new developments that I could see. lots of fine sand. two water ways from the cliff coming down to sea..normal springs busy parking lot, people reading paper, watching the waves, walking the...
June 20, 2007 - floral
very clean beach walk..did not pick-up any trash till I was at the port. Dirty diaper then in parking lot. other wise even the port was clean.looked like 29 campers and one tent camping .gravel...