Mile 146

North Jetty, South Jetty Umpqua River, Lighthouse
Douglas County

Latitude: 43.667185022082
Longitude: -124.207360062930
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the south bank at the Umpqua River (43° 40.0818', Mile 146) southerly to the Douglas County-Coos County line (43° 36.7314', Mile 142).
  • Motor vehicle travel is allowed from approximately one mile south of the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek (43° 47.4330', Mile 155) to the Umpqua River, (43° 40.3404', Mile 146).
Tides: NOAA Tide Predictions. Click on the station nearest to your location to see predicted tides in graphical and tabular formats.
North Jetty, South Jetty Umpqua River, Lighthouse
Mile 146 Reports (14)

2018

January 4, 2018 - SmithRiver

It was a beautiful warm day at the beach.  Nothing abnormal to report today.  Several man made structures made out of driftwood to look at.read more

2017

August 2, 2017 - SmithRiver

Beautiful day at the beach, many, many enjoying it.  Sad to see so much fire destruction and danger from unauthorized/unattened bon fires.  Most fire pit areas were started far above the tide line this time of year where they could not be put out properly or naturally by new tides coming in.  read more

February 26, 2017 - SmithRiver
  • 118 Entrance facing beach
  • 118 Entrance facing paking lot
  • Bluff to left of entrance
  • Bluffs to right
  • Bluff to right
  • Bluff on right
January 23, 2017 - SmithRiver

It was a beautiful calm day at the beach.  The tide had brought in so much driftwood, one had to clime over it just to enter the beach area from the trail leading from the parking lot.  read more

2014

January 2, 2014 - SmithRiver
A nice day to visit and play at the beach. It was high tide, so big waves were the main show.read more
January 1, 2014 - SmithRiver
It was a beautiful day which may have contributed to so many taking the rough drive down Sparrow Park Road to enjoy the beach. Vehicle and ATV tracks were abundant. On our drive from the entrance area to mile 146 (north of the jetty), many crab carcasses were noted, many...read more

2013

August 14, 2013 - SmithRiver
Everyone seemed to be enjoying the sunny beach. Kite flying and sandcastle building were both big attractions and apparently "Madison Rocks" because it was carved in the sand very large. Small flocks of larger birds occupied parts of the shoreline. The usual cigarette butts and small pieces of garbage were...read more
  • With over two dozen people visiting this area of the beach, the birds still found their own area to occupy.
  • An unusual amount of bird feathers seemed to be washing up on shore today.
  • A nice amount of American Beach Grass was found.

2011

June 10, 2011 - SmithRiver
It was a beautiful day at the beach. One family of three was tossing a Frisbee, two young children played in the sand while their parents relaxed close by. Three other children were splashing in the waves and one sat down to let the waves roll over them, joyfully absorbing...read more
  • Someone built a unique fort-like structure out of beautiful driftwood on the beach.

2009

June 23, 2009 - cmoore
The beach looked like it had been swept clean. Little debris, little driftwood, no shells, etc. Pretty barren. Joe had been here a week before and saw "thousands" of jellyfish pieces. On Sunday, Father's Day, there were many people on the beach playing in the sand and walking (30 at...read more

2008

December 31, 2008 - cmoore
Very quiet today, cloudy and starting to rain. Only two other people and a dog on the beach. A lot of wood debris mixed with seaweed in the driftline, and huge logs strewn all along the beach. One was over 100' long. I assume the logs and wood were washed...read more
September 21, 2008 - cmoore
Today was warm, shirt-sleeve weather, slight cloud cover, no wind. People and dogs were enjoying the beach--flying kites, surfing, playing in the sand, walking. The beach was very clean, picked up a half-trash bag of rope and bottles near the dunes. Maybe SOLV was there yesterday. The beach is usually...read more
September 2, 2008 - cmoore
Over the past two weeks, we have seen at least three or four dead common mures during our walks (about three times a week). One day, we counted six. One was entangled in kelp. We also saw a dead baby shark and were told about another dead shark. There was...read more
May 1, 2008 - cmoore
On our walk today we found four round buoys (one 12" diam. and three 8") from fishing boats, one from China. Two had been in the water a long time, encrusted with Lepas (goose barnacles) which had mostly rubbed off in the wave action. There were also 4 large clumps...read more
April 27, 2008 - cmoore
A beautiful Sunday south of the Winchester jetty. People were enjoying the calm water and nice day. No changes of note since we walked the beach last fall.read more