Mile 205

Driftwood Beach north, Collins Creek, Squaw Creek
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.477870388027
Longitude: -124.083691082500
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from Yaquina Bay (44° 37.0374', Mile 215), southerly to the Lincoln County-Lane County line (44° 16.5774', Mile 190).
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Driftwood Beach north, Collins Creek, Squaw Creek
Mile 205 Reports (26)

2017

September 23, 2017 - sorensenteam

The beach was flat, very little wave or stream erosion. read more

  • For sale sign referenced in report.
March 19, 2017 - Batthecat

 

Accessed the beach via Quail Street.  Lots of timber on the edge of the cliffs, some serious erosion.read more

March 11, 2017 - Volunteer Coordinator

Marine and woody debris with non-native species.  John Chapman contacted to collect specimens.  More woody debris on beach than normally seen.read more

  • evidence of shipworm
  • Asian container with non-native species and pink algae
  • Asian container with non-native species and pink algae
  • inside the Asian container feeding on the algae

2016

May 28, 2016 - Volunteer Coordinator

Many people on the beach.  Fishing ropes and netting on the beach.  Beautifl  stretch of coastline.  Our first time out and looking forward to the next.

R&Pread more

January 18, 2016 - Fawn and Mike

Today was a break in the storms for most of the morning. The entrance at Quail Drive was more eroded due to the heavy rains over the last few months. The sea foam was high on the vegetation line indicating the high tide at 12 a.m. had a little push....read more

2015

April 14, 2015 - Fawn and Mike

Plenty of new debris on the beach this morning. Large black buoy too large to move, a crate and other smaller buoys with organisms. Taken to HMSC. Interest in the buoy with the limpet.read more

  • Washed up on Quail after large storm.  Limpet is of interest

2014

November 22, 2014 - Volunteer Coordinator
Quick trip to the mile south, for King Tide pictures. Series starting with pictures of the eroded dune, log in front , and then the wave coming in and around the little dune I was on. This was after the peak of high tide.44.482708, -124.082896 Quail, CoastWatch mile 205 12/22/14...read more
  • 44.482708, -124.082896  Quail, CoastWatch mile 205 12/22/14  Dune eroded by King Tide, debris washed behind and up on hill.  Facing SW
  • Washing up Squaw Creek
  • 44.482708, -124.082896  Quail, CoastWatch mile 205 12/22/14  #2 Wave washed behind dune, me, and up onto hill at Squaw Creek.  Facing NE   Fawn Custer
  • 44.482708, -124.082896  Quail, CoastWatch mile 205 12/22/14  #3 Wave washed behind dune, me, and up onto hill at Squaw Creek.  Facing N  Fawn Custer

2013

December 16, 2013 - [email protected]
Eight people and eight dogs observed. The creek has changed direction.read more
December 13, 2013 - [email protected]
Just a few people and dogs observed; no wildlife.read more
December 2, 2013 - [email protected]
Took lots of pictures of the King tide. Will submit once I have like pictures of a normal tide.read more
November 11, 2013 - [email protected]
Only walked from Driftwood beach up to first private stair case today.read more
October 24, 2013 - [email protected]
No fresh kelp--the kelp previously deposited by the September storms is degrading.read more
October 18, 2013 - [email protected]
Few people, all walking or running. Ordinary amounts of typical materials in driftline.read more
October 11, 2013 - [email protected]
Less kelp on beach than a week previous. Creeks crossing beach had changed course.read more
October 4, 2013 - [email protected]
Much seaweed on beach as the result of the recent storm.read more
September 20, 2013 - [email protected]
Very little human activity. Nothing observed on beach aside from seaweed.read more
September 12, 2013 - [email protected]
Fire on beach not properly extinguished. Little wildlife observed: one bird, crab molts and jellies in the driftline.read more
September 5, 2013 - [email protected]
Shorebirds being moved by people and dogs. Abundance of seaweed on beach.read more

2010

June 19, 2010 - rbreitenstein
All in all the beach looks in good shape. There is a small amount of plastic debris and the tire. The carving on the cliff wall is in the same location as last year because there is access to the wall from the base of the cliff only at this...read more
  • This is essentially the same as lat year
  • This tire looks to have been in the water for some time,  I do not remember seeing it last year.  Is it newly washed up or is it just unburied?
  • One of a pair  that may be  nesting
  • Fairly obvious how high the sea stars can climb!
  • I suspect a log did this, however it could have been harvesters.

2009

November 29, 2009 - rbreitenstein
All in all, the mile appears similar except for some erosion of the north end of the clif where the initials were carved in last summer. They are almost gone. The High winds and storms of mid November appear to have removed a good deal of sand from the north...read more
  • Initials on cliff three months ago are almost gone this time, most likely to errosion in the sand stone bluff. same location as prior photo in  September.
  • There is no obvious change here compared to three months ago.
  • 100 yards south of the north end of the mile, looking at rocks which are about 25 cm more exposed compared with September 1, 2009
September 1, 2009 - rbreitenstein
Overall this mile looked good today. Few people not much litter and no disturbances noted. No new developement. 19 photos with GPS coordinates obtained for future reference. There seems a lot of sea plam (Postelsia palmaeformis) washed up for summer.read more
  • This at the very North end of Mile 205.  I will follow to see if it accelerated any erosion, with photographs.
  • This is not affecting any houses at this time but I want to follow it with photos.
  • I want to follow this area also.

2008

October 6, 2008 - esconopeles
As stated above, there has been little remarkable activity along mile 205. We generally see between 6 and 15 people on each visit. There are almost always dogs present. This is a sandy, relatively well protected stretch of beach, and is apparently sufficiently isolated that the opportunistic beach-trashers have ignored...read more
June 24, 2008 - esconopeles
We have visited the mile four times in order to become familiar with it and begin to recognize changes. The beach has been quite stable with little change along the cliff. There is the normal onshore transport of sand associated with the coming of summer.There were a fair number of...read more
  • This igneous outcrop has a section that looks almost slate-like buried in the middle of it.  Never seen anything quite like this before
  • I wonder how long the sea will allow this access point to remain in place.  Oh well, I can't find fault with the political sentiment.
  • Some critter leaves this trails on the surface of the sand.  I suspect a worm of some sort, but have not gone exploring below the surface.  Most of the trails are less than three inches in length.
  • My wife claims that the agate gods will always pay off the diligent coastwatcher for patrolling the mile.  This is her second find of this size in two trips down mile 205.
March 2, 2008 - [email protected]
Beautiful morning on Mile 205. Blue sky and minimal wind. There have always been several oyster catchers on the rocks at the northern end of our mile and they were squawking busily today. There have been some gold seekers panning in Collins Creek as of late. It was in the...read more
  • Our stretch of beach is a favorite for crabbers. We see many of these wash up during winter storms. But this one appeared today suddenly.
  • Scoured beach
  • Looking north toward Seal Rocks
  • North end of mile 205.
  • No gold panning today

2007

July 21, 2007 - rensmere
Normal windy summer afternoon on the coast. No disturbance or unnatural conditions.read more
January 27, 2007 - Leslie
I and the group with me collected five SOLV bags of trash.read more