Report Details

Human activities were essentially confined to those stopping their vehicles on Otter Crest Loop or at the Lookout to observe the views.  Shoreline wildlife was essentially confined to cormorants roosting on a large offshore rock.  No man-made or natural physical changes were observed.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 6.5 feet.

Human Activities

Other Activities: No activities observed.. There is no vehicular access to the shoreline, but one couple was observed leaving their vehicle at a parking area just beyond the north end of mile 226. They more likely were going to mile 227, but could have accessed the rocky shoreline on the extreme north end of mile 226. People were stopping their vehicles to get out and see the views along old Hwy. 101 (Otter Crest Loop) and at the Lookout.

Concerns

Apparent violations: No violations observed..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Cormorants were seen on a large slightly offshore rock about midpoint on mile 226. (See photo.)

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

None observed.

Driftline Content

Small rocks. A float can be seen above the driftline at the cobble beach pictured.

New Development

No development noted.

Man-made Modifications

No modifications noted.

Natural Changes

No natural changes noted.

Actions & Comments

There is nothing noted on which to take any sort of action.

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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