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Park Ranger was driving on the beach. A dead gray whale calf that was reportedly killed by a pod of orcas two weeks before had washed up on the beach. Ranger was going to bury the body. It was missing its head. Mile 200 is very debris free here this past week. Only one old board was on the beach and the ranger picked it up. Will keep our eyes open for any kind of tsunami debris.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 12. Found an old staircase by Drifters St. hidden in bushes, 3/4 mile from Patterson Park entrance.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Dead Gray Whale Calf

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

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Mile 200

December 13, 2023

Patterson creek had a heavy flow of water coming down to the ocean this afternoon.

Karen Funk

Mile 200

September 19, 2023

Patterson creek was gently flowing and easy to cross near the ocean.

KFunk

Mile 200

July 8, 2023

A beach brush fire occurred on July 2 around 3 p.

KFunk

Mile 200

June 22, 2023

Beautiful sunny Thursday morning - perfect for walking Mile 200.

KFunk

Mile 200

May 1, 2023

On Saturday, Apr 29, there was a volunteer cleanup event organized for a Girl Scout Gold Award with SOLVE starting a Patterson State Park.

KFunk

Mile 200

January 23, 2023

Although there were only 6 cars parked at Patterson Creek State Park this early Monday morning, I saw quite a few walkers and off leash dogs on the beach.

KFunk

Mile 200

November 3, 2022

There were a few cars in the parking lot in Patterson State Park this cool non-windy Thursday morning.

KFunk

Mile 200

June 12, 2022

There were more cars than expected at Patterson State Park this rainy Sunday morning.

KFunk