Mile 225

Otter Rock, Devils Punch Bowl SP
Lincoln County

Latitude: 44.751488777236
Longitude: -124.065094331070
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Tillamook County-Lincoln County line (45° 02.6706', Mile 247), southerly to Yaquina Bay (44° 37.0374', Mile 215), except for the following locations within the corporate limits of Lincoln City:
    (A) A distance of 150 feet on each side of the westerly extension of North 35th Court;
    (B) A distance of 150 feet on each side of the westerly extension of North 15th Street.

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Otter Rock, Devils Punch Bowl SP
Mile 225 Reports (17)

2018

June 16, 2018 - driscolke

This year there is increased use >350-500 visitors in one day. One must wonder the recoupertive tide effect with this increased use.read more

January 30, 2018 - driscolke

Exceptional low tide for this time of year. COASST survey and Marine Debris conducted.  This was an unusual winter day for tide pooling >23 flora/fauna identified along with COASST dead bird Cassin's Auklet along with live birds and seals. Thirteen people on the beach.read more

2017

December 30, 2017 - driscolke

Unusual to see so many people this time of the year. It was a delightful day, sunny after other rainy days and holiday vacation. Families from Kanas, Texas, Pantagonia the usual Utah, WA and CA.read more

2016

April 9, 2016 - driscolke

Most significant was the establishment of the sea star survey site, exciting numbers of 3 species. Natural landslide from Otter Crest Inn was significant and exciting to view, no injuries just noise and debris. 5-10 >12" sea stars observed, young and mature gumboot chitons along with black, mossy and rock...read more

March 26, 2016 - Batthecat

Documentation of the second hour of a shoreline science event presented by Fawn Custer, CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator. Event recorded was on the beach between Otter Crest restaurant access and Devil's Punchbowl: marine debris survey and SOLVE cleanup.read more

  • Shoreline science hands-on
  • Fawn explaining the process
  • Marking the shore side gridline
  • Cliffside extent of grid line
  • Advising SOLVE volunteers of project
  • Heading to shore side of grid
  • Working the water line
  • Close look along the water line
  • Larger perspective of project area
March 12, 2016 - driscolke

In spite of the stormy weather the were 23 eager tidepool observers, all guests at Otter Crest Inn. There were very few mature sea stars, no immature sea stars; mussels and purple urchins were abundant; no sea birds arrival yet; numerous squid egg cases beached; normal algae, normal anemone/barnacle/sculpin populations...read more

February 2, 2016 - driscolke

It was a blustery, cool day at Otter Rock. I used the Inn's staircase to access the north tidal area exposure as the marine garden asphalt walkway is badly eroded by high tidal waters. There were many seals high on normal tidepool areas, along with a single pup. The southern...read more

  • Erosion of beach entrance due to King Tides
  • Observation of erosion due to the King Tides and storm surges

2015

November 21, 2015 - driscolke

This was a gorgeous day at Otter Rock enjoyed by many, mostly with respect for the marine environment. Unleashed dogs barking at sunning seals is a concern. People seemed not to understand there is a law governing how close is appropriate. Shoreline wildlife and driftline exhibited the week's storming ocean....read more

August 17, 2015 - driscolke
This is a large tidal/sandy beach area available for on-foot inspection. The whales spouting, single seal, abundant marine tidal pool creatures was wonderful. Although I've visited this area numerous time in the last 20 years this is my 1st CoastWatch observation. The standout value is the resurgence of sea stars,...read more

2013

April 6, 2013 - daveincamas
I just wanted to bring the following to your attention.Someone is selling an old Devil's Punch Bowl State Park sign on Ebay. They say "Washed up on an Oregon Beach in the 1980's" but it seems pretty clear that it was removed from the park and perhaps thrown into the...read more

2012

October 1, 2012 - dderickson
A beached California sea lion, approximately 9' in length, was observed on the sand beach between Otter Crest and Devil's Punchbowl, an estimated 75-100' south of the trail entrance to the beach (not the stairs entrance), at the high drift line. This is not my regular mile, but I was...read more

2011

June 20, 2011 - Enhydra
It was a busy Sunday down at the Marine Gardens, mile 225. Weather was nice, sunny and warm! Most individuals were tide pooling, walking on the beach or playing in the sand.This is my first report and especially worth noting the cliff above the beach and the erosion that has...read more

2009

April 5, 2009 - acwasner
Lovely weather, sunny with mild to moderate breeze.People enjoying the tide pools but not bothering the seals. More than usual shells in the drifline.I was happy to see a mature bald eagle.Erosion was minimal after the winter. Very little trash and sand was really clean.read more

2008

November 23, 2008 - acwasner
Gorgeous day with clean hardpacked beach. Very calm at the marine gardens. Water reflected like mirrored pools.read more
  • Northern end of mile 225 by Cape Foulweather
  • Blue Heron and Seals at Marine Gardens
  • maroon sea star
July 8, 2008 - acwasner
Beautiful, calm morning with quite low tide. More people than usual. Everyone enjoying the beach. No problems noted. Beach very clean. No new erosion noted. More birds than usual. Lots of seals (40+ with about 15 immature) Pleased to see the Eagle quiet enough to grab a photo. As usual,...read more
  • Resting bald eagle
March 5, 2008 - acwasner
Beautiful calm, sunny weather. Usual wildlife with no dead or injured animals, birds. Hanging tree is still in place held by only minimal roots. No new erosion visible. Very clean sand. People not disturbing seals or birds.read more
January 18, 2008 - acwasner
Gorgeous sunny, cool day. Little wind. Most of mile very clean with lots of new driftwood after storms.Most of this mile is difficult to reach and can only be accessed during minus tides. No other people in this area. Lots of wildlife,seals, cormorants, herons.I was disturbed to see a small...read more
  • marine gardens
  • Seals on north mi. 225
  • blue heron and rocks
  • spruce tree barely hanging on to cliff