Report Details

Human activities were confined to Old Hwy. 101 and to the area of the Otter Crest Lookout, where whale watching on a nice sunny day was a popular pursuit. No human activity was observed on or near the shoreline, mostly a result of the difficulty in direct access of this area, though fishermen do access one small area at the north end of mile 226, but their activity is observed mostly on weekends. Very little wildlife activity was noted and any physical changes appear absolutely minimal.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

2 cars with 3 persons and one dog on turnouts on old Hwy. 101 next to their cars looking through binoculars for whales, presumably. The couple with the dog were sitting on camp chairs with a picnic lunch.The above does not consider the activity at the lookout at Otter Crest (often referred to as Cape Foulweather). Many people in many cars were there asking the Whale Watch volunteers questions, looking through binoculars, or taking pictures. In subsequent reports, more quantified data will be provided from the above location.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None observed.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Nothing noted save for several gulls flying and one cormorant sitting on the large rock at the head of the cove at the north end of mile 226.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

None noted.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. Previously noted rockfall still fresh looking, but no increase in size.

Actions & Comments

Nothing to take any action on.

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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