Report Details

Pretty quiet morning.  2 hours later there were 50 people, and 40+/- cars in the parking lot. Water erosion on top of cape evident, two large trees are all that is left of the forest. These trees are not doing well.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 22. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 3. Sitting: 1. Tidepooling: 1. Surfing: 14. Other Activities: Kite sailing on top of dune. Pretty quiet morning. 2 hours later there were 50 people, and 40+/- cars in the parking lot

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Just lots of litter from camp fires and hikers leaving bottles on top of the cape.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 15. RVs/Buses parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 13.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea).

New Development

Nothing new,

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. Water erosion on top of cape evident, two large trees are all that is left of the forest. These trees are not doing well.

Report Images

Trees are almost all gone, cape continues to erode,

Report Images

Share this post

All Mile 261 Reports

Showing 8 of 51 reports

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

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

August 2, 2023

Drift- Wrack and Surf Zones seem to differ along the beach.

MatthewsE