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.
Heavy driftwood accumulation on the Taft beach; makes for difficult walking from access points to beach/water. read more
At least one cormorant and one common murre were found in a weakened state and taken to a local "bird" man, Harry Dodson (who the Oregon aquarium suggested I call), for help. Though the cormorant didn't live to make it off the beach.
Note: Oct. 11-12, ten - 14 dead common murres were...read more
Other than the usual litter and homeless camps, there were no dead mammals, or much else of import to report this quarter. read more
Three dead sea lions were reported to the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding hotline during the 4th quarter. High water brought in many logs to the Taft area. A restoration of the pier by Mo's Restaurant on the Siletz Bay was completed. The most common litter found was shotgun shells. Graffiti noted...read more
Found two fires left unattended, called the fire station.read more
2- horseback riding on beach with a third horse, North of Siletz River and one bike rider on the south spit of the Siletz, who luckily did not disturb the seals who are usually seen sunbathing there on nice days.Most rock hunters are looking for agates using long sticks with...read more
A high water event occurred on Jan. 18, 2018. Waves came up the the bottom of the steps at beach access #48 and deposited new sand a few steps up. Water entered the parking lot (up the ramp) at Canyon Drive City Park (#46), and the Inn at Spanish Head had...read more
We did our survey the weekend following King Tide. It was very cloudy, and it rained periodically. A lot of wood debris along the beach, various sizes, and noted throughout the mile until D River. There were a few people collecting driftwood. Others were sifting through the rocks. And many...read more