Mile 189

Gwynn Cr, Neptune SP / North access, Cummins Cr
Lane County

Latitude: 44.266620165211
Longitude: -124.112745463360
  • 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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Gwynn Cr, Neptune SP / North access, Cummins Cr
Mile 189 Reports (25)


July 17, 2022 - gailrobbw

Beautiful mostly sunny morning with wide open sandy beach due to minus tide. Little garbage on beach or pull outs even with large number of visitors.  Good variety of birds, no sea mammels or washed up sea cucumbers observed. Last year's grafitti on Gwynn Creek culvert and Cumins Creek Bridge have been more

January 14, 2022 - gailrobbw

Quiet, calm day with minimal human activity, and little changes to beach or litter. Grafitti on Cummins Creek Bridge has been painted over. The leaning, unsafe tree at the entrance to North Neptune Beach is still there and caution-taped off. There are make-shift planks of wood on the ground for people to walk around it more


June 25, 2021 - [email protected]

I was on the mile from 5:40 am to about 8 am. There were two cars and three people enjoying the beach near Cummins Creek. I was fortunate enough to see an octopus, a pair of oystercatchers, a river otter, and several apparently reproductive pile worms (Nereis or something like it) more

  • Octopus clinging to a rock in a shallow sand-filled pool
  • Mist shrouds a coastal bridge framed by forest. Creek in the foreground, maritime forest in the background. Sun trying to break through a partially cloudy/foggy sky.
  • Blue (anterior) and red (posterior) marine worm on sand in a shallow, clear sand-filled pool
June 14, 2021 - gailrobbw

Graffiti covered up.  Steps to beach repaired.  Beach access to North Neptune rerouted around hazard tree.  A fire ring near entrance to North Neptune Beach.  Beach very clean other than a pallet, one piece of fence post and a beer can.  Lots of visitors enjoying picnic on a beautiful more

February 9, 2021 - gailrobbw
  • North Neptune Beach
  • North Neptune Beach
  • North Neptune Beach
  • North Neptune Beach
  • North Neptune Beach
  • North Neptune Beach
  • South Neptune Beach
  • South Neptune Beach
  • Cummins Creek


July 29, 2020 - gailrobbw

Very busy with people and dogs, but beach still clean and no major more

  • Stairs in midden
March 16, 2020 - gailrobbw

Someone/organization has painted over the grafitti that had been sprayed all over the retaining wall under the freeway at the Gwynn Creek culvert (just north of the north Neptune Beach parking lot).  The grafitti is still visible inside the culvert, and a couple of the spray painted smile faces more


November 7, 2019 - gailrobbw

The beach looked very clean today, save for one loose buoy floating in the surf of North Neptune parking area, and one buoy with ropes tangled around log on shore in that same general area.  Unable to reach these to clean out.  There was new spray painted graffiti near Gwynn more

August 19, 2019 - gailrobbw

In general area free of significant litter, but much new graffiti spray painted at the outlet of Gwynn Creek just north of the North Neptune parking lot.  Also a large graffiti painted inside the culvert at same location, though we do not know if this is new.  Graffiti and firering inside more

  • Dead bird
  • Graffiti
  • Graffiti initials
  • Graffiti
  • Driftwood Shelters
  • Dead bird
  • Hazardous tree
  • Cliff graffiti
  • Boulder fall
  • Graffiti and fire ring
  • Rock dam
  • Dead bird
  • Dead bird
May 20, 2019 - Volunteer Trainer

Report submitted for new volunteers GailRobbw.  no dead animals 12 people on the beach evidence of someone climbing on the cliffs- carvings  overnight camper in the parking lot,read more

  • map showing observations


July 14, 2018 - [email protected]

I covered the middle and southern portions of the of the mile, starting about 6:15 am. The morning tide was quite low, -2.0', but the surf was 7'-9' so beach access was out of the question along the southern rocky portion. I didn't see any other people on the more

  • A nearly transparent baby flatfish
  • A drift clump, holdfast and all, on the rocks
  • Drippy tracks in morning sand
July 13, 2018 - [email protected]

I covered the northern portion of the mile, departing the north parking lot at Gwynn Creek at 6 am. Except for a small bit of beach access just south of Gwynn Creek this portion is up on Captain Cook's Reef. I didn't see any people along this stretch but upon my return more

  • Pinkish pre-sunrise over exposed sand and rocks
  • Intimate view in a vertical crevice


September 10, 2017 - [email protected]

I was on the beach between 7:25 ad 9:45 am Low tide was about 1.1' at 9:30 am. As for humans, I saw 7 people overall, 2 groups of 2, and one group of 3. Two dogs. The only activity I observed were just people waking around, enjoying and exploring. more

  • Jelly fragment and other stuff in the drift line


September 24, 2016 - minustide

The SOLVE Beach cleaner-uppers were new for me. Sept 24 is the big SOLVE beach clean up in Oregon. There were perhaps a few more people than I am used to. This could be owing to the spectacular weather this day. The humans, except the SOLVE workers, didn't stay more


November 23, 2015 - minustide

I hung around from about 11:15 am to 3:00 pm, hiking from the parking lot south as far as I could go, given the tide, which was nearly to the southern end of the mile, then back north onto the reef on the south bank of Gwynn Creek. I more

  • Falling sand levels expose a layer of dead acorn barnacles
  • Drift line dominated by Sitka spruce needles and cellophane tubeworm casings
  • Lush growth of Pelvetiopsis tops rocks in the high intertidal


October 10, 2014 - minustide
Between 6:30 and 11:30 am saw 4 people beside myself; two were solo birder at Cummins Cr. early and the other two, a couple on the north beach an rocks to the north about 11:30. The Driftline was pretty clean, mostly composed of clear casings of a small invertebrate. I' more
  • I'm thinking these are invertebrate casings but I'm not sure. Would love to know what they are. For scale, they are about an inch long.
August 17, 2014 - Soggybottom
It was a busy morning on the beach for Neptune State Park. Families were wading in a very low Cummins Creek and playing in the sand in spite of a very strong wind. The beach was very clean including the drift line. The lower natural pathway to the North more


March 17, 2013 - Soggybottom
The beach was very clean. Minimal amount of styrofoam and plastic. No SOLV bags on site for tsuanami more


August 12, 2012 - Soggybottom
I was able to walk the entire beach from one end to the other because the tide was out. It was a beautiful day. There were about 15 people, mostly families including children, and 3 dogs enjoying the beach, walking, checking out the rocks and playing in the sand. more
April 8, 2012 - Soggybottom
Mile 189 has not had active reporting done since 2009. This was our first visit and it was high tide. The beach was mostly covered with river rock and driftwood with very little sand. There were no signs of fresh erosion of the banks in the Neptune Park area. more


May 25, 2009 - naturegates
The number of people at this site at one time is fairly small (I include both the north and south areas of Neptune State Park) and only occasionally have I observed dogs on the beaches and never a vehicle.Sea gulls love to bathe in fresh water Cummins Creek, the more


May 20, 2008 - naturegates
Sand level on Neptune Beach (south and north) is going down. Three bald eagles spotted feeding on bird more


July 9, 2007 - naturegates
This is generally a well used beach with very little litter or man-made disturbance. The sand is high this year and Cummins Creek has drifted against the south more
March 21, 2007 - naturegates
Neptune has very little impact from humans or dogs other than dune climbing on South Neptune. Very nice beach to more


December 13, 2006 - naturegates
Beach clean, some erosion of dune, south. People continue to slide down the more