Mile 159

Oregon Dunes NRA, west of Carter Lake
Douglas County

Latitude: 43.854380175509
Longitude: -124.160090496610
  • 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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Oregon Dunes NRA, west of Carter Lake
Mile 159 Reports (3)


April 18, 2013 - JMorris
Very quiet pleasant day with beach clear of debris by recent high more


November 2, 2012 - JMorris
Calm day between storms, remote mile, requires long hike, not practical to cross Siltcoos river at mouth due to high flow. Lots of razor clam shells, few other clam types, sand-dollars.Sand birds 'peeps' at water's edge. Occasional larger bird flying at more


April 3, 2008 - Foggy
Closest access to this mile is via the Turner Lake Wayside. The trail from there is about a mile, and today there were several deep unavoidable mudpuddles to ford to get to the beach. There was no adverse human impact observed, no humans, no dogs, no more
  • Looking north from north edge of Mile 159
  • Many years of foredune accumulation washed away this winter, as CoastWatchers have observed on many other beaches in Coos, Douglas and Lane.
  • Typical profile of foredune and beach on Mile 159