- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Lane County-Douglas County line (43° 51.8604', Mile 160), southerly to approximately one mile south of the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek (43° 47.4330', Mile 155).
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Mile 156 Reports (10)
February 22, 2015 - RadioguyI had been wondering how I could get all the trash off my mile of beach since it is relatively remote in an area where vehicles are not normally permitted. The Surfrider beach cleanup was a welcome surprise to me.I also met several Forest Service members who were active in...read more
January 22, 2015 - RadioguyI cross Mile 157 to get to mile 156. Not much going on on this remote section of beach. Saw a few footprints of walkers but no motorized tracks. There's some trash washed up, floats, bottles and a few tires. It's a long trek (3 miles from the farthest reaches...read more
August 19, 2014 - RadioguyMy first trip to mile 156. I had to cross mile 157 to get to "my" mile. Both miles had no significant issues to report. About a four hour round trip walk from the Oregon Dunes Overlook parking lot going west to the beach and then down the beach over...read more
June 20, 2012 - JELongThe entire length of mile 156 is now a protected nesting zone for Snowy Plovers. It has been roped off from behind the fore-dune to approximately 10 feet above the summer mean high tide line. This encompasses the top 60 to 70 feet of the beach and is where the...read more
October 8, 2010 - oldMGguyDue to the nice weather, I hiked the entire 4.5- mile US Forest Service's Oregon Dunes Overlook Loop Trail #1334. From the parking lot, it's a short mile to the beach, then 1.1 miles down the beach to the southwest loop trailhead that loops back to the parking lot via...read more
September 8, 2010 - JELongNot much out of the ordinary for this stretch of beach. The summer winds had blown sand back onto the beach and filled in along the base of the foredune, covering a lot of the more permanent old driftwood stumps and logs as well as other debris. The only evidence...read more
March 23, 2010 - JELongWhat a great March day on the Oregon Coast! Almost still in the morning, no clouds or wind, temp around 60, just my dear friend Bonnie and I hiking the dunes and the beach north of the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek. Man, it just doesn't get much better than that!...read more
June 21, 2008 - JELongWe saw very little wildife activity, only a few small shorebirds and the one eagle. There were extremely few items of any kind washed ashore, they had probably already been buried under the influx of sand that has washed ashore.read more
March 8, 2008 - JELongI hiked with my friend Bonnie on her mile, 157, then we headed south down my mile, 156. We both noted the almost total absence of foredune erosion or sand scouring on the upper beach. Although the sandy beach was about 1/3 to 1/2 narrower then in mid-summer, the sand...read more
May 26, 2007 - JELongI saw more people on my mile this time than ever. I believe this was because it was Memorial Day weekend, and a group of about 8 people had hiked in and camped on one of the oxbows of Tahkenitch creek, less than a 1/2 mile walk out to the...read more