Report Details

The Cape Kiwanda State Park access point continues to experience high vehicle counts. People drive at excessive speed, often using trucks with dogs running behind to exercise them. Litter and driftwood fires continue to be a problem, often too close to the dune grass or "bleeding" into Mile 264 to the North, the little community of Tierra del Mar.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Number of people: 29. Number of dogs: 17. Walking or running: 10. Playing in surf: 4. Sitting: 6. Other Activities: driving and skidooing. for a sunny Sunday afternoon, this is a low count of cars. Two weeks ago when the surfing competition was at Cape Kiwanda, there were over forty vehicles on the beach, some driving out of bounds

Concerns

Driftwood removal, Fire, Litter

Apparent violations: fire rings too close to dune grass.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 9.

Notable Wildlife

lots of brown pelicans fishing about one hundred and twenty yards offshore

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam.

Actions & Comments

more and more people seem to be using pickups to exercise their dogs. They drive in, let the dogs out of the back, then gun the motor, encouraging the dogs to follow. They drive at excessive rates of speed, especially late in the day towards sunset.

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All Mile 263 Reports

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Mile 263

September 3, 2022

Got to the beach at 750 p.

ShelbyG

Mile 263

September 1, 2022

3 drivers in trucks doing donuts in the sand.

ShelbyG

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Mile 263

October 29, 2017

emrae2887

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Mile 263

March 8, 2013

Nothing out of the ordinary for a sunny weekday afternoon.

connierbruce

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Mile 263

July 29, 2012

Nothing notable or unusual.

connierbruce

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Mile 263

January 23, 2012

Over the past year (reports intended each time) we have walked and observed this and miles to north and south many times.

connierbruce

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Mile 263

December 4, 2011

December report: joyriders driving up bluffs.

olsonko

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Mile 263

June 17, 2010

I am often on the Cape and view mile 262 into 263.

connierbruce