Mile 164

Oregon Dunes NRA, W of Woahink Lake, Goose Pasture S
Lane County

Latitude: 43.923249701983
Longitude: -124.149099157450
  • Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time from the Oregon Dunes National Recreation area south parking lot (43° 57.5910', Mile 167), southerly to approximately 1,500 feet north of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Siltcoos River, parking lot (43° 53.2410', Mile 161).
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Oregon Dunes NRA, W of Woahink Lake, Goose Pasture S
Mile 164 Reports (3)


February 4, 2009 - gaylemont
Mile 164 and the adjacent miles are extremely clean. I saw no evidence of any human trash whatsoever. I suspect the rental firms are policing the area.As usual, there are few animals other than sandpipers, who seem to be oblivious to the noise from the ATVs and other vehicles. more
  • sandpipers are the only abundant wildlife observed
  • This is typical of the tracks left in the winter.  Summer use makes more roadlike conditions.
  • Typical winter OHV traffic.


February 11, 2008 - gaylemont
The most striking thing to me was the absolute absence of birds or mammals. Once the OHV trash collectors left, there was no sound except the ocean, and I felt totally alone. Not a bad feeling, at all, but more
  • They were collecting trash from Miles 163 and 164, which may have been why the beach looked extremely clean.
  • Looking south from north end of Mile 164 at low tide
  • Typical beach scene of Mile 164


August 6, 2007 - gaylemont
I walked Mile 164 between 10 a.m. and noon on August 6, 2007,It was overcast and fairly foggy. I covered the area from North Jetty Road Parking Area 1 (the beginning of OHV area) south almost to the south end of the OHV area, and the conditions are pretty more
  • Group of OHVs traveling southbound along Miles 164 and 165.
  • This was shot what I believe to be Mile 165, but is typical of the OHV traffic along miles 163, 164 and 165.  Noise and OHV operators driving close to walkers is a constant problem.
  • Vultures were feeding on the badly deteriorated carcass of a seal or small sea lion north of Mile 164.