Report Details

Very little human activity was observed and only at the Lookout, attributable to the inclement weather. No wildlife of note was observed, except for one eagle. No physical changes were observed. Note that most of this mile can only be observed from a distance, meaning that very small-scale disturbances may not be apparent. Trash cleanup needed for trash dump on Otter Crest Loop Road, about three-eights mile north of Lookout on ocean side of road.

Conditions

Temperature: 43 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Trash was dumped on the outboard side of old 101 (Otter Crest Loop Road) about 3/8 mile north of the Lookout. This will require a cleanup effort of up to one man-hour. It is unsightly and is where tourists park to observe the scenery. Two vehicles were parked at the Lookout and people were observing the ocean from the observation points there. This is not an access site.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Nothing notable observed, possibly except for a brown eagle, which I assumed to be a yearling Bald eagle as this area is not in the Golden eagle range.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Nothing observed.

Driftline Content

Sea foam clumps.

Actions & Comments

Nothing observed on which to take action, except for the trash dumping previously mentioned.

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

June 20, 2024

There were no people observed on or near the shoreline due primarily to its inaccessibility.

George Meyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

March 19, 2024

No human activity was noted on or near the shoreline, the only activity noted being people driving along Otter Crest Loop, with a few parking for short periods of time at the Lookout at Otter Crest Wayside for the views.

George Meyer

Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

December 19, 2023

On a nice, fairly calm and partly cloudy day on the central Oregon coast, there were only a few people driving along Otter Crest Loop and even fewer stopping to enjoy the view from the the Lookout at Otter Crest State Scenic Wayside.

George Meyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

September 22, 2023

It was a very pleasant sunny day and the ocean was calm, so visibility at and slightly below the surface of the ocean was excellent.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

March 21, 2023

There was nobody observed along the shoreline of mile 226, however there were a number of people driving and stopping along Otter Crest Loop, the roadway that provides excellent overviews of the mile.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

December 22, 2022

There were no human activities noted near the shoreline, which is usual for this mile, but there was activity at the Lookout, where there were a moderate number of people parking and going to the viewpoints and into the Lookout building gift shop.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

September 21, 2022

It was a nice day to be observing the coast, what with the moderate temperature, light wind, and clouds that covered the sky thinly.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

June 20, 2022

Humans were only noted well above the shoreline, specifically at the Lookout, where people parked their vehicles to get out for a few minutes to observe the seascapes.

gsmeyer