Mile 139

Oregon Dunes NRA, N of Tenmile Creek
Coos County

Latitude: 43.570020015402
Longitude: -124.230050043980
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Douglas County-Coos County line (43° 36.7314', Mile 142), southerly to approximately one mile south of the Tenmile Creek estuary (43° 32.9232', Mile 137).
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Oregon Dunes NRA, N of Tenmile Creek
Mile 139 Reports (13)

2013

November 9, 2013 - 10mile2
We were "alone with the sea" would be an apt description. A typical scene for this 2 mile section- the wind- and wave-swept beach almost devoid of logs and litter, with occasional wildlife present. The only possible physical changes here would be nature caused other than the man-caused and man-designated...read more
March 17, 2013 - 10mile2
No visitors or human activity observed on this remote mile. Very little wildlife observed.read more

2012

August 10, 2012 - 10mile2
Back to normal on this isolated stretch of beach with no road access within 2 miles. The winds and tidal action have swept the beach clean of any observable tsunami-related materials from Japan.read more
June 9, 2012 - 10mile2
Usually, this long stretch of beach has been swept clean by the wind and waves. Today there was a significant amount of driftwood all along the 2 mile length of beach we walk. Mixed in with the wood was a large amount of large and small Styrofoam chunks, plastic bottles...read more

2011

December 17, 2011 - 10mile2
This windswept section of beach is generally kept clean of logs, kelp, and man-made debris. Razor clam shells in the driftline. Usually, broken shells sighted are everything but Razor clam shells. Maybe the winter storms do wreak havoc with the clam bed by the N. Spit every year, as the...read more
April 17, 2011 - 10mile2
Once again, a nice, peaceful walk along a windswept section of the shoreline north of Ten Mile Creek west of Lakeside. With no road access, and being part of a large area off limits to ATV's, it's "the way it used to be", and we hope "the way it always...read more

2010

August 14, 2010 - 10mile2
Another typical day in paradise. Light winds, moderate temperatures with a light overcast (clearing). This two mile section north of Tenmile Creek had only one other visitor with 2 dogs (put on leashes as we passed). The only negative was the amount of plastic and glass bottles washed ashore (the...read more

2009

October 24, 2009 - 10mile2
The beach area appeared in typical condition for this time of year. Swept clean by recent storms and tides, the long, desolate beach and pounding surf makes us appreciate the beauty and power of nature! Flocks of gulls and pelicans resting together on beach. Land- and ocean-based debris and a...read more
January 19, 2009 - 10mile2
Remote, isolated section of coast that takes an effort to get to. Generally swept clean of human and natural debris by winter storms. The only things noted this visit were numerous shells and a few floats washed up from fishing/crabbing activities offshore.read more

2008

March 2, 2008 - 10mile2
Clean, windswept beach. Very little human visitation to this remote site. Found an unusual number of 'unbroken' sand dollars. Very little wildlife present; a few shorebirds on the sand. Shells in the driftline. Low human impact (0). No shipwrecks to report.read more

2007

November 7, 2007 - 10mile2
Normal windswept sections of remote beach. Little driftwood and man-caused litter present. Small amount of seaweed clumps present. Numerous broken shells and overturned and picked apart immature crabs along high tide line. Besides a dead seabird, I noted one Western Gull with a broken wing along the waterline- alive, but...read more
March 11, 2007 - 10mile2
Small amounts of kelp/algae, shells and animal casings in the driftline. Floats, large plastic buckets and barrels on the beach. Erosion of 100-200 yards of vegetated foredune every 1/2 to 1 mile. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to humans. ATV and motorcycle tracks within restricted area. Beach grass removed by...read more

2006

September 19, 2006 - comubp
Kelp, eel grass and diatom “scum” in driftline. Foraging shorebirds (Sanderlings and three gulls). Five dead Common Murre, 1 dead Western Grebe and 2 dead immature Western Gulls. Ridge and runnel of sand formed on beach. Low human impact (3) riding legal ATV; however, beach covered with vehicle tracks. Driftwood removal for firewood.read more