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Large groups of people arriving and setting up over the entire mile. High number of visitors setting up for the fireworks show, small beach fires, many tents, swimming, kayaking, surfing, kite flying, corn hole, soccer, volleyball, one illegal vehicle in closed area. Number of people estimated to be 2500.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 6.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2500. Number of dogs: 100. High number of visitors setting up for the fireworks show, small beach fires, many tents, swimming, kayaking, surfing, kite flying, corn hole, soccer, volleyball, one illegal vehicle in closed area. Number of people estimated to be 2500.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 150. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, prohibited: 1.

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Fourth of July set up at 4:00, large groups of people over the entire mile
Fourth of July set up north of the boat ramp, large groups of people arriving and setting up over the entire mile.

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

July 10, 2024

Wonderful sunny day 65. degrees. New construction in the State parking lot at the north end of the mile. Found 1 beached (dead) bird; a Brown Pelican in the high bare zone, middle of the Mile.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

June 17, 2024

A rather nice day, 55 degrees, clouds and no wind.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

May 27, 2024

Tide very low at 1.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

March 9, 2024

Wow what a change from last month! State Parking lot is closed for a couple of months while construction on the new parking lot and restroom continues. The tree ( object I show as a measure of sand deposition ) is really getting uncovered! Survey also for COASST, no beached birds or mammals found. The beach access point at the north end of Bob Straub State Park is still unusable for vehicles, due to a massive erosion event and 5 foot sharp edges to the beach.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

February 7, 2024

A lot of winter damage to the foredunes noted. Construction workers working on the new boat ramp and replacing and relocating some drainage pipes. Photos showing bulldozer shift sand by residence. 1 dory and 3 fishermen getting picked up

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

November 3, 2023

Nice 58 degree mild winds.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

MatthewsE