Mile 184

N of Ocean Beach Picnic Area, S of Squaw Creek
Lane County

Latitude: 44.200349590325
Longitude: -124.115278849830
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Lincoln County-Lane County line (44° 16.5774', Mile 190), southerly to the Siuslaw River (44° 00.9720', Mile 170).
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N of Ocean Beach Picnic Area, S of Squaw Creek
Mile 184 Reports (21)

2018

March 27, 2018 - bluemoonjoanie

Calm winter day, with an outgoing tide.  Large amounts of water draining from the cliffs/bluffs.  read more

2017

December 26, 2017 - Blue Turtle

A cool ,cloudy day on Ocean Beach. Hundreds of Sanderlings along the shore running back and forth with waves. They seem to be getting a lot of food- think small crabs and a few seemed to have very small clams that they worked hard to get open. Pounding with their beaks. 

A...read more

May 26, 2017 - bluemoonjoanie

Beautiful and quite walk on mile 184. The -1.8 tide made tide pool exploring amazing, as this mile has beautiful rock formations, abundent with sea life. The usual plastic debri throughout the high tide areas.  Two old large crab pots are still embeded in the cave areas.  The sea stars looked very healthy;...read more

2016

July 9, 2016 - Blue Turtle

It was a very windy day with lots of sand blowing across beach. Unusual to have such a strong south wind this time of year. But have had rain for past 2 days. More due today.
Only 2 people and a dog on beach while was there.
Sand Crab exoskeletons...read more

May 8, 2016 - Radioguy

Priscilla and I returned at very low tide to the rocky part of our mile because we saw no seastars at our recent visit whereas previously there were hundreds of healthy ones. Again, we saw not one seastar. The news reports say that there are numerous juvenile seastars on our...read more

  • Photo showing lack of seastars
  • Photo showing lack of seastars near base of path at Tokatee Klootchman
April 19, 2016 - Radioguy

Little human activity on this beach except for a few agate hunters at the north end by Tokatee Klootchman Wayside. The rocky part prevents most people from traversing the entire mile. Very little wildlife evidence in the driftline except for a few Vella Vella. Did not see any seastars whereas...read more

  • Sorry, no scale in photo but the block is about 30" long. Next time we'll get a GPS reading and put a ruler in the photo.

2015

July 30, 2015 - Blue Turtle
Beach was quite different with large sand mounds and no stream to cross. Nancy Creek is just a small puddle at base of cliff. Many jellyfish dead on beach. They are in driftline and also up high on beach.read more
July 17, 2015 - Radioguy
One Red tailed hawk perched beside path down to north end of mile. Nesting cliff swallows with babies nearby, sea stars on rocks too numerous to count. River otters playing/eating in tidal pool with 2 people photographing them with telephoto lenses from a safe distance. Some tube worm castings in...read more
May 25, 2015 - bluemoonjoanie
This is my first report for Mile 184, Ocean Beach Picnic park. This is an amazing area along our Oregon coast; with tall basalt cliffs, many caves, and rocks of varying sizes. There are rarely people visiting this mile possibly due to the steep entry road. During low tide you...read more
  • Sea Star in tack, no signs of disease. During a previous visit, there was one with the sea star wasting disease.

2014

May 16, 2014 - Blue Turtle
There was a lot of debris on beach and in high wrack. The debris was often covered with Goose Barnacles. There was a huge log covered in Goose Barnacles, Also a few sandals, big pieces of strofoam, plastic bottles, large plastic lids, 3 buoys, and a net that was solid...read more

2013

December 25, 2013 - Blue Turtle
A very quiet and calm day on the beach. Lovely and no litter to speak of or dead birds or animals or invertebrates . Just a pleasant walk.read more
November 21, 2013 - Blue Turtle
A quiet but cold day on the beach. There was some ice on the sand and icicles hanging from the rocks. Very rare to see ice like this. I was also doing the dead bird survey. Found one plastic bucket- quite large - covered in algae growth as if it...read more
April 25, 2013 - Blue Turtle
A glorious day on beach watching the amazing migration of birds. The numbers are just unbelievable. have never seen anything like it. Bonaparts Gulls flying just over the waves near shore and out to about a mile. Had my scope so I could see them. Same with loons. All this...read more

2012

October 21, 2012 - Blue Turtle
It was a beautiful day on the beach. the sand was very flat and swept clean of big logs. All were piled up on the rocks close to the bank. there were no more small dunes that covered part of the beach a few weeks ago. Obviously the strong waves...read more
February 26, 2012 - Blue Turtle
The large buoy is located in second cave heading North from picnic area. It is caught up in the rocks at base of cave. Will take a number of people to remove. The Nancy Creek is very full and rather deep to cross on beach unless it is low tide.read more

2011

August 16, 2011 - Blue Turtle
The 184 mile beach is beautiful with its extensive sand beach. You can walk much further North from Ocean Beach entrance because of the high sand. I was at the beach a few days before this report when there was no wind and the parking lot at ocean Beach was...read more

2010

June 27, 2010 - Blue Turtle
The last time I walked the beach was in March and change in sand level is drastic. The sand has been washed out on much of the beach and there are many stones now uncovered. Also the Nancy Creek coming onto the beach has taken a more meandering route. The...read more

2008

July 27, 2008 - bailiffd
The north end of my mile was quite pristine. There is more sand than my last visit making the walking easier. Because this beach is a bit remote there was little activity. The nine year old along for tide pooling was delighted by the adventure.read more
July 25, 2008 - bailiffd
The day was warm, overcast and still, perfect for walking the beach. On this day I walked the south half (for this mile is equally divided by a large outcropping that makes it difficult to walk the length when there is not an extrem low tide.People were enjoying the day...read more
April 10, 2008 - bailiffd
This was the first walk on my mile. It was done in two phases due to the height of the tides. Initial walk was from north to south. Second walk was from the south end to just a rock outcropping away from the end of the initial walk. Given lower...read more

2007

February 12, 2007 - [email protected]

Proposed huge house to be built on bluff which is zoned Significant Natural Shoreline. Filed appeal with Lane county hearing on 2/15, awaiting outcome. 3 CoastWatchers showed up for hearing. Thank you to Linda & Bob Fleming, Phillip Johnson of CoastWatch and Cameron La Follette, Roger Hart and Bill Kabeisman...read more