Mile 141

Oregon Dunes NRA
Coos County

Latitude: 43.596014858596
Longitude: -124.222084596610
  • 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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Mile 141 Reports (9)


July 24, 2022 - KerrieP

Not the best of conditions for a beach walk in July so no surprise that noone else was present. State Parks and the Forest Service are doing a good job managing plovers in the area. Also walked mile more


July 21, 2020 - KerrieP

Super foggy day on this isolated section of beach. The trail to the beach is getting more use than historic numbers, but still very low use on this beach. Plover signs and fencing in this area are new as this area used to be "closed" but left unmarked due more


August 5, 2019 - KerrieP

Miles 141 and 142 provide nice solitude and good wildlife viewing.  Noted several snowy plovers near marked nesting areas, 11 brown pelicans, a Caspian tern, along with the usual sanderlings (~75 total), Western gulls (~20 total), cormorants (7), and a few western sandpipers (7) were noted along the waterline. more


December 23, 2008 - oldMGguy
This mile is typical of the Oregon Dunes beaches - grassed foredune, vegetated deflation plain, and large parabolic dunes inland. A classic large "tree island" with mature spruce, pine, and rhodies sits inland off Mile 141. The foredune structure here is much lower than the foredunes at Miles 166 more
  • South view on Mile 141 from John Dellenback beach trail
  • Looking north on Mile 141 from the John Dellenback beach trail
  • Foredune Erosion due to winter storm, winds, and high tide
  • Many 3-6" reddish Sea Nettle jellies washed up the beach today
  • Large 12" diameter Moon Jelly upended in the surf
October 12, 2008 - KerrieP
More large kelp piles than usual. Less ocean trash than usual. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks and wood pieces in driftline. Three dead Common Murres and one dead Surf Scoter. Low human impact (2) walking. ATV tracks on closed more
June 8, 2008 - KerrieP
Pleasant day, notable erosion of foredune - not unexpected after the winter and spring storms this year. Forest Service has placed new "Share the Beach" sign at beach entrance point. Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae,wood pieces and ocean-based debris in driftline. Three dead Common Murre. Low human impact (0).read more


December 30, 2007 - KerrieP
The weather was crazy; as we hiked across the two mile expanse of dunes to access our mile, the weather went from somewhat sunny to hail and wind, to rain and back to sunny. The deflation plain was flooded but only just to the top of my knee boots. more
October 28, 2007 - KerrieP
Gorgeous day for a beach walk. Forest Service seems to be staying on top of blocking OHV access to the closed beach. I observed two recent tracks around MP143. The violators accessed from an opening in the foredune and went south about 1/2 mile before turning around. Otherwise things more
February 17, 2007 - KerrieP
This beach mile is difficult to access. This last trip I accessed from the Umpqua Third Beach parking lot. I was amazed and sadden to see what is happening to this section of the coast. those of you that have not been there in a year will be astounded more