Report Details

No obvious changes since last report but a little more use than observed previously, probably because of the nice day and it being a Saturday. But, use still limited due to relative inaccessibility.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 2. Fishing: 2. All parked at access point just N of N end of mile 226.Other people (4) on rocky shoreline at S end of mile 227.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

I saw only two seagulls and nothing else except for one rockfish that a fisherman caught (observed through binoculars).

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

No obvious changes since last observation. In walking along Otter Crest Loop (old Hwy. 101) along mile 226, we have discovered several trails that will enable a closer safe look at this precipitous shoreline. The best of these accesses the N end of mile 226 from the S end of mile 227 and is the one that the fishermen use to access the more accessible rocky shoreline boundary of miles 226 and 227. We hope to check out this trail in the near future.

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All Mile 226 Reports

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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

Mile 226

Otter Crest, State Wayside

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