Mile 33 Report

March 2, 2008
by [email protected]

North of Otter Point, south of Hubbard Mound
Sunday 3:00 PM
50° F
Tide Level:
0.6 ft
Humans / Pets:
Cars/Trucks parking:
ATVs/OHVs parking:
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
Activity Comments:
Hiked only the northern 1/3 of the mile, access here is only by private stairs, so no cars, etc can reach beach
Notable Wildlife:
Saw a (river) otter (observation point is approx 5 mi north of Rogue River mouth) leave surf line and cross approx 50 yards of sand to explore the driftwood line for a monent and than return; only one set of tracks in the 1/3 mile to not frequent occurance
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Kelp or Algae·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
visible tear lines and signs of slumping on bluff front up to 20+ feet above high water mark
Found a plastic 55 gallon barrel approx 1/2 full of unknown fluid; attemping to contact National Response Center for their action
Plesant warm day on the beach, some areas of beach were rocky but in general large amounts of sand remain despite the winter storms. Signs of minor slumping of the bottom 20 feet of the bluff. Not a lot of wild life in evidence, tidepools largely barren except for a few hermit crabs, saw a few gulls but did see a river otter leaving the surf to explore the driftwood line. Not a lot of debris in evidence but found a partially full, sealed 55 gallon plastic drum; notifying National Response Center of location
Other Mile 33 Reports (15)


May 4, 2017 - Bob Harvey
This is my first time here. 2 friends accompany me. We descend down the Northside of Otter Point on a badly eroded trail, with the welcome assistance of a rope. See first picture. The stretch is...
  • Coast Trail descending to beach
  • Landslide
  • Damaged private steps from unseen home above to the beach
  • Massive beach boulders
  • Bi - colored rock
  • Erosion and small stream
  • Threatened home, bank stabilization in process


December 16, 2010 - B Edgar
Great afternoon on the beach. Blue sky & light breeze. Our female Peregrine Falcon was keeping watch today! Lots of western gulls in the drift line feeding. The driftwood has really piled up...
May 10, 2010 - B Edgar
Calm surf today.2 Peregrine falcons !4 adults & 1 juv. Black Oystercatchers1 Western gull nestThe sand is coming back from this winter Lots of trash ( rope, bait holders etc.) from the crab boats
January 14, 2010 - B Edgar
The high tide and large swell last week has eroded the cliff face somewhat. Most of the sand on the beach that was in place all summer and fall has been swept away from the south part of mile 33.


October 15, 2009 - B Edgar
Beautiful warm evening lots of Western Gulls heading south.
April 3, 2009 - B Edgar
Little activity:  5 people, 1 dog, 2 Black Oystercatchers.  No significant changes to report.
January 3, 2009 - B Edgar
Some small landslides after over 10" of rainOcean is very muddy from the outflow of silt from the Rouge River. Huge amount of new driftwood from the flooding.


October 24, 2008 - B Edgar
very little litter on the beachA very nice day
September 14, 2008 - B Edgar
A buildup of sand has taken place in the last 2 months from the steady north windA feral cat was seen hunting on the cliff faceVery little trash on the beachone dead juv. db cormorant
August 9, 2008 - B Edgar
More sand has moved in after the strong north winds. Not much debris this time
May 13, 2008 - B Edgar
harbor sea pup may have been killed by the 3 roaming dogs as the dogs were vary aggressive and pup was only dead a few hours. I called the dogs owners & he said he would put a gate on the stairs...
February 27, 2008 - B Edgar
3 adult Black Oystercatcherslots of small bits of plastic on beach


December 27, 2007 - [email protected]
Quite day on the beach, deserted, expected erosion in sandstone/slate composition bluff from strong storm surges observed, very few birds in evidence, normal seaborne debris seen: floats, rope, shoes...
November 21, 2007 - B Edgar
One dead sea lion, total length 83", it has been dead about a week. Not much litter on the beach after the big storm last week! Lots of driftwood. On Nov. 5 I counted 21 Black Oystercatchers on...
September 15, 2007 - B Edgar
8 of us helped out on the SOLV beach clean up. We picked up quite a pickup load of trash and tires.