Mile 11

Cape Ferrelo, Boardman SP, House Rock Creek
Curry County

Latitude: 42.106874913852
Longitude: -124.349759745540
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from Meyers Creek (42° 18.4422', Mile 23), southerly to the Oregon-California border (41° 59.9208', Mile 1).
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Cape Ferrelo, Boardman SP, House Rock Creek
Mile 11 Reports (13)


December 31, 2021 - sandy beach

Last day of the year, a holiday, and sunny skies got more people than usual out to mile 11. Most at House Rock Viewpoint were taking in the view but 3 folks at Cape Ferrelo got quite a show. 3 spouting whales were very close in around some stacks. more

January 7, 2021 - sandy beach

After awe, erosion next catches my eye. The sedimentary hillside is slowly oozing seaward. The stuff is so saturated one can jab a stick in to a depth of a few feet. This time of year there is little to no sand so walking is tough going through rocks, boulders, more


December 30, 2018 - sandy beach

A gorgeous morning and a vacation week lured 40 people to the Cape Ferrelo View Point this Sunday to test John, the whale watching volunteer, on his 'whale speak'. By the end of his 2 hour duty 3 whales were added to the count. Eight people hiked a portion of more


December 30, 2017 - sandy beach

It delighted me to see others sharing my love of mile 11. The Whale Watching signs brought them in. It's rare to see more than 2 cars at either House Rock or Cape Ferrelo view points. 10 cars and some 14 people parked at Cape Ferrelo December 30, including plates more

March 12, 2017 - sandy beach

Most of mile 11's beach area isn't visited by many people. It's a bit steep so I rarely encounter anyone where sea meets land.Usually folks are walking the Coast Trail. Today was no exception. I forged on down the now very sloshy deer path and was surprised as I more


March 23, 2014 - sandy beach
It was a calm, sunny day but my 3 family members and I were the only ones walking the rocky shore line of Mile 11. Once we came to the only stretch of sandy beach, we found a big wad of rope with 2 floats both bearing the numbers more


December 10, 2013 - sandy beach
Lots of folks visiting House Rock viewpoint recently. Late November to early December the whales were giving spectacular displays, flukes and all. Some people reported hearing their voices from shore but I wasn't so fortunate. One man said he'd been out on a boat near House Rock and counted more


December 29, 2012 - sandy beach
It was another gorgeous day on mile 11. Sea lions bellowing from their usual spot near House Rock. Walking south on the Coast Trail I passed 6 people. Very high traffic. When I got to the parking lot at Cape Ferrelo - oh my gosh! The place was packed, more
March 17, 2012 - sandy beach
There's an abundance of driftwood on many of our local Brookings area beaches. Having been gone for 2 months I noticed the difference but don't know if it was storm action or something else. A huge Firestone dozer tire 5-6 ft. in diameter now rests on the bit of more
  • dozer tire


December 6, 2010 - sandy beach
Miles of personality. That's what occurred to me as I puzzled over my recent finds on mile 11. The day was gray but mild with barely a breeze from the south so I expected the balancing act it takes to cross the mostly rocky mini-beaches below the Coast Trail more
March 6, 2010 - sandy beach
Today House Rock Creek forms an ever widening triangle on its way to the sea unlike its thin ribbon of summer. My mission to collect edible seaweeds while reporting on my mile is being thwarted as I realize this .5 tide is not exposing near the seaweeds of a more


November 14, 2009 - sandy beach
As the oystercatchers and surfbirds foraged among the recently exposed rocks of the receding tide gulls perched here and there. Since the "view restoration" the regrowth consists of many local natives: salal, grasses, coyote brush, huckleberry, etc. The sitka spruce sprouts I've watched are very dense in spots and more


December 6, 2008 - sandy beach
I observed a decomposing seal on one of the small difficult to access beach areas. My husband and I have seen 3 such bodies from Whaleshead to Lone Ranch recently. Finally, there was a large bundle of what appeared to be shoe sole material (because of the cut out patterns) more