Report Details

Spring break week always brings more people to Rocky Creek State Park. Several families were using the newly-renovated picnic benches. The northern-most picnic bench is still missing a top and seats.We've been seeing whale spouts for several weeks, about 1/2 mile off-shore and moving north.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 3. Sitting: 3. Photography: 3. Other Activities: 6 walking and watching the waves.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4. ATVs/OHVs parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Numerous gulls on the large rock off of Rocky Creek State Park. We could hear the calling of Black Oystercatchers.Lots of drift wood washed up at Little Whale Cove.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces. occasional small colored glass pieces

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July 18, 2023

Clear, warm, calm day with no adverse human behavior.

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August 8, 2020

Excluding by sea, the entry to Whale Cove beach requires passage on private property and an easement provided by USFW, so it was unusual to find such a collection of beachgoers.

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October 23, 2018

All human activity was at the Rocky Creek wayside, not Whale Cove.

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May 5, 2018

Both the Whale Cove beach and Rocky Creek wayside were in good condition as usual, however there were rubber surf boards and a downspout that were found both on the beach below the houses on the bluff and hung up among small vegetation on the cliff in between the houses and the beach.

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January 18, 2018

Although not king tide level, high waves at high tide on Jan 18, 2018 reached all the way into the inner reaches of Whale Cove's sandy cliffs.

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January 2, 2018

Coast Guard and Depoe Bay fire crews rescued a 19-year-old male hiker in the vicinity of Whale Cove, after he reportedly suffered seizures and became immobilized Tuesday evening.

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October 15, 2017

Both Whale Cove and Rocky Creek were in good shape and quite free of debris.

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March 19, 2017

There was a notable increase in driftwood and debris that had washed up onto the Whale Cove beach.

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