Mile 340 Dispatch

December 22, 2018
by Merce and Michael

South Jetty Columbia River, Fort Stevens SP
Saturday 11:00 AM
Humans / Pets:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:

King Tide Photos, December 2018

  • Gap in jetty & small 'window' to the left are new as of this King Tide.
  • The water's not usually so close to the road.
  • Note water being pushed through the center of the jetty, most unusual.
  • That area's usually mostly dry.
Other Mile 340 Reports (15)


January 18, 2020 - edjoyce
Nothing unusual.
  • Looking east from the So. Columbia River Jetty.
  • Looking west toward So. Columbia River Jetty.


October 18, 2019 - edjoyce
All looked the same.
  • Taken from near So. Columbia River Jetty looking northeast.
  • Looking NE from approx. 1/2 mile from So. Columbia River Jetty.
  • Looking west.  Photo taken from 1 mile from So. Columbia River Jetty.
July 1, 2019 - Merce and Michael
Lots of Grey Whales spouting, as seen from the tower at Parking Lot C. Apparently some were there the night before, too.
May 15, 2019 - edjoyce
All looks about the same.  Much marine debris including plastic bottles, shoes, large hunks of mfg. wood, shell casings and much more.
  • Looking NE from inside the Columbia River South Jetty.
  • Looking west toward Columbia River South Jetty
March 12, 2019 - edjoyce
Not much going on.  No new apparently erosional issues.  Except for some tire tracks little evidence of human activity.  As always, I cleaned the beach as I walked.
  • Photo taken from So. Jetty looking NE
  • Photo taken from about 100 yards from So. Jetty looking NE
  • Photo taken from about 100 yards from So. Jetty looking NE
  • Photo taken from about 200 yards from So. Jetty looking NE
  • Photo taken approx. 1 mile from So. Jetty looking east.
  • Photo looking west taken approx 100 yds. from So. Jetty
January 19, 2019 - Merce and Michael
King tide photos taken at a few locations (note photo captions).


September 3, 2018 - edjoyce
  • Looking west toward So. Jetty
  • Looking toward Washington across river.
June 22, 2018 - edjoyce
Vehicles have obviously been entering an area closed for nesting birds that extends from the So. Jetty for approx. 1 miles.  I left a message for the ranger alerting him of the issue.
  • Illegal entry
  • Looking toward estuary.
April 7, 2018 - edjoyce
Nothing unusual
  • No changes
February 28, 2018 - edjoyce
Dead harbor seal (see photo)
  • Dead harbor seal.
January 27, 2018 - edjoyce
Nothing special.


December 26, 2017 - edjoyce
Significant eroision of dunes --  See Pictures.
  • Pyrosomes
  • Dune erosion
  • Dune Erosion
October 5, 2017 - edjoyce
No pictures of dead crabs at shoreline.
June 20, 2017 - edjoyce
  • South jetty looking west.
  • Eagle with So. Jetty.


February 28, 2015 - daveincamas
This was actually taken up the Columbia at the Julia Butler Hansen NWR but I thought it would be of interest to folks here.There were hundreds of sea lions in the river. I believe they were following...
  • Go to and watch the videos in order (1, 2, 3) to watch them swim up the river.