Report Details

We are impressed with the scenic attributes of this rugged area and hope that its inaccessibility will continue to promote its preservation in an unspoiled state.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SE. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Sitting: 1. Fishing: 1. Parked adjacent to Otter Crest Loop near south end of mile 227. Persons from one vehicle accessed rocky shore area at boundary of miles 226/227 in "activitycounts" above.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None observed.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Very little wildlife other than one seagull observed.But, note that only about one hour was spent in observing entire mile (through binoculars, from several points along Otter Crest Loop, including the observatory/gift shop). Please note that mile is directly almost completely inaccessible except with some difficulty at extreme north end.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None observed

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Wood pieces. Floats from fishing observed in one cove beach.

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All Mile 226 Reports

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Mile 226

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mile 226

March 21, 2022

Human activities were essentially confined to those stopping their vehicles on Otter Crest Loop or at the Lookout to observe the views.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

December 21, 2021

It was fairly cold, rainy, and windy, so there was no human activity save for two vehicle parked for a short time at the Lookout and another on old Hwy.

gsmeyer