- 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).
Beach appeared to be normal. The Sparrow Park road leading to the beach access is in terrible condition. I may have to cut back my trips to the late summer early fall before rains begin in the future. Working on talking with the Forest Service to take care of the...read more
Miles 141-147 did not have any die offs or concentrations of dead marine or invertebrate animals. Pictures will show the steeper bluff formed by erosion of sand to the pathway up and over the foredune. This may fill in later on with the changing seasons. However, I have not ever seen it so...read more
Beach did not display any abnormalities as far as erosion or die offs of sealife. One bag of trash mostly sandwich bags, plastic bags, bottles and bits of blue rope.read more
Mile 147 looked clean with the build up of blowing summer sands. The fordune was continuous with the beach as the sand had accumulated in front of the fordune making a ramp to the top. Same with the Jetty rock and the old road leading to the foredune.
The Sparrow Park...read more
Coastline along Mile 147 and the preceding Mile 144-146 were clean of major garbage and trash. No accumulation of dead sealife or birds. The Sparrow Park Road leading from Hwy 1 down to to ocean is once again in very bad shape in one spot in particular. There is a...read more
Since my last visit in June 2017 there were noticable difference to the bluff on the southern end of mile 147 before the Jetty. The beach had been swept clean of driftwood and the usual amount of garbage by wave action. The bluff had become more pronounced as evidenced by...read more
Mile 147 was relatively free from human generated garbage like campfire rings. We did pick up plastic bottles and small pieces of debris that had washed ashore. In addition we piled garbage along miles 146 and 145 and will send the GPS locations to the Park personnel to remove when...read more
A quiet, calm but beautiful day. Some plastic garbage in the rack line is about it.read more