Mile 207

Seal Rock Wayside north, Seal Rocks, Deer Creek
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.502904887326
Longitude: -124.083184685980
  • 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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Seal Rock Wayside north, Seal Rocks, Deer Creek
Mile 207 Reports (25)


June 5, 2022 - SierraCoolware

Today I came across a small seal or sea lion about 4 feet in length washed up on the shore. I thought it was dead, but then I noticed it had opened its eyes but I could tell it was very lethargic. It had been tagged.  It didn't look more

May 18, 2022 - SierraCoolware

Walking my mile, I noticed a tiny spotted baby seal washed up inbetween some surf tumbled sandstone. Nature has such a wonderful way of blending life with nature.  The tide had turned and high tide would probably reach the baby seal in about 2 hours. I had never seen such more

April 12, 2022 - SierraCoolware

I have never seen a tiny octopus in the wild. As I was walking my mile and looking in the tidepools, something caught my eye. I thought maybe it was a tiny squid swimming in the tidepool, but it was a tiny octopus between 2-3 inches long with the more

January 4, 2022 - SierraCoolware

In beginning January 2022, as I walk this stretch of beach every day, I noticed a very large entwined and tangled piece of rope and plastic that had washed up on the shore.  I was concerned that it would wash back out to sea, so I tried to remove it, but it was more


June 8, 2019 - dewiedeh


June 8, 2016 - Batthecat

This was a Citizen Science day with Fawn Custer celebrating World Oceans Day at Seal Rock, on the beach just south of the State more

  • Tidepools with Fawn Custer
  • Looking at the critters in the rocks
  • More interesting information from Fawn
  • Hands on with Fawn Custer
  • Ocean life among the rocks with Fawn Custer


May 15, 2013 - Maxine C
Normal human and dog activity for this time of year. Spring migration of birds underway--whimbrels on the beach, geese overhead. A bright red sea star, Pacific henricia, seen in a tidepool earlier this week. Lots of crab shell fragments in drift line. Recent erosion of the bluff noticed. A more
  • Pacific henricia, red sea star
  • Cliff erosion
  • This orange algae or lichen is growing on the north side of large sandstone rocks on the upper beach, well above the intertidal zone except in winter when waves reach it. Identity unknown.
  • Someone apparently scattered an offering to Neptune of old cut-up fruit. The gulls and crows were definitely not interested.


August 5, 2011 - dianemaloney
Lots of people enjoying a very nice day. No notable changes in the cliffs or more
May 29, 2011 - dianemaloney
All appears normal. Some of the people living on NW Short Street are still dumping their green waste (tree branches and brush) over the cliff. Seems a shame.Today, even though it was cloudy and cool, there were more people on the beech than I have seen in a long more
April 22, 2011 - dianemaloney
Sorry to post this report so late.Beautiful day and very few more
January 10, 2011 - dianemaloney
It was a sunny day Not too many people walking, rockhunting. It had rained the day before so that water was cascading down from the parking lot faster than usualread more


October 29, 2010 - dianemaloney
Gorgeous day. Beaches were quite clean.One of the dead birds was a pelican the other either a young seagull or a seabird I couldn't more
August 13, 2010 - dianemaloney
Lots of exposed rocks and stones brought out the rock more
April 14, 2010 - dianemaloney
Extraordinarily low tide made for an interesting more
April 10, 2010 - dianemaloney
North of the parking lot much sand has been removed by wave action. Agate hunters were in abundance as it was a beautiful more
  • Rocks exposed by wave action.
March 10, 2010 - dianemaloney
There are 6 stairways which come from homes down to the beach on this mile. Virtually all have been severely damaged where they end at the beach. I have never seen them used by more
January 27, 2010 - dianemaloney
Nothing unusual to more


October 6, 2009 - dianemaloney
Other than the brush tossed over the bluff 200 yards north of the parking lot the beach looks more
  • Brush tossed over the bluff.
June 24, 2009 - dianemaloney
June 24 was a beautiful day and the tide was as low as it has been in years - thus the crowd. The beach was less littered than we have ever seen it and there was a wide variety of more
April 5, 2009 - dianemaloney
It was a sunny day with virtually no wind. There was very little litter from the land or sea. Seeing the oystercatcher right there on the sand was a treat for us. One group of people found a glass ball that appeared to be from one of the factories more
February 11, 2009 - dianemaloney
Nothing alarming or unusual to report. All looked well. Absolutely gorgeous more
January 2, 2009 - dianemaloney
There was an unusually high amount of people (20 to 30) probably due to the rain storm on the 31st and 1st. They all appeared to be rock hunting. There were 13 vehicles in the parking lot.We counted about 20 to 30 surf scoters in the surf. one gull more


August 27, 2008 - dianemaloney
This was our first observation. The beach looked normal and free from human debris. The erosion we saw (small landslide) looked fairly more


June 12, 2007 - Maxine C
Sludgy deposit on beach from yesterday's phytoplankton bloom. Sea palms washed more
  • Deposit left by yesterday's foam from the phytoplankton bloom
  • North end of mile, just north of Deer Creek
January 1, 2007 - Prince Hal
The sandstone (or mudstone – I think I’ve called it both) benches in the southern two-thirds of the mile were much more exposed than last time. The large stump/rootwad base has continued to be pushed further north, and now seems to be some 600 meters N of the access more