Report Details

All humans were either along Otter Crest Loop Road driving and occasionally getting out of their cars to enjoy the scenery or at the Lookout at observation points or in the interpretive center/gift shop. Note that on this mile, the clipped basalt shoreline restricts access and thus significantly limits human activity along the shoreline. The only wildlife of interest were the cormorants nesting on the cliff face and resting on the small sea stack just north of the Lookout. As is usual, no physical changes were observed, though photographic monitoring continues every quarter with each report.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Other Activities: Note: Nobody at or near shoreline on mile. Closest persons were at Otter Crest Loop Road and at Lookout.. Only human activities were in the vicinity of the Lookout and Otter Crest Loop Road. Nobody was parked for the possible access site at the extreme north end of mile 226.

Concerns

Apparent violations: No concerns..

Notable Wildlife

Cormorants on nesting(?) on cliff face viewed to north of Lookout and also on the small sea stack seen from the road. See photos.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

n/a

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

New Development

n/a

Man-made Modifications

n/a

Natural Changes

Note: No changes visible since last report.

Actions & Comments

As is usual for this mile, no actions need to be taken as there is very little possible access to the shoreline of this mile and minimal beaches are present or visible, all due to the very erosion-resistant basalt clipped shoreline, eliminating sources for typical observations.

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All Mile 226 Reports

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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