Mile 248

Cascade Head south, Salmon River
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.049269679953
Longitude: -124.009304119090
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from Porter Point (45° 09.5142', Mile 257), southerly to the Tillamook County/Lincoln County line (45° 02.6706', Mile 247).
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Cascade Head south, Salmon River
Mile 248 Reports (28)

2018

May 7, 2018 - [email protected]

Pelagic cormorants, pigeon guillemots, one bald eagle, and 4-5 harbor seals at Cascade Head.read more

2017

June 30, 2017 - [email protected]

Common murres, pigeon guillemots, pelagic cormorants, and harbor seals at Cascade Head.read more

2016

May 13, 2016 - Dr Kayak

Immature bald eagle, pigeon guillemots, pelagic cormorants, and harbor seals at Cascade Head.read more

2015

October 5, 2015 - Dr Kayak
Nine fishermen, western and horned grebes, pigeon guillemot, three cormorant species, one swimming sea lion, and ten harbor seals.read more
May 26, 2015 - Dr Kayak
I rescued two capsized kayakers in chaotic surf off the mouth of the Salmon River. Conditions were surprisingly rough for a supposedly 4-ft swell, and there was a nasty rip current running out along the head, which carried one empty kayak out to Three Rocks and beyond (I could not...read more

2014

September 15, 2014 - Dr Kayak
Bald eagle, rhinoceros auklets, and many humans at Cascade Head.read more
July 6, 2014 - Dr Kayak
Merlin cruising the surf zone at Cascade Head.read more
May 15, 2014 - Dr Kayak
Greeted by two river otters on my way to the ocean.read more

2013

August 13, 2013 - Dr Kayak
Brown pelican feeding frenzy at Cascade Head.read more
May 9, 2013 - Dr Kayak
No humans at Cascade Head! But plenty of wildlife, wind, and choppy water ...read more
March 29, 2013 - Dr Kayak
Quiet day at Cascade Head.read more

2012

November 15, 2012 - Dr Kayak
Quiet day at Cascade Head, a rare 'small' day in November when I could paddle around the Head.read more
August 29, 2012 - Dr Kayak
Calm day at Cascade Headread more
July 2, 2012 - Dr Kayak
No tsunami debris, but possible invasive species: three very loud people on a jet ski.read more
April 24, 2012 - Dr Kayak
Immature bald eagle at Cascade Head.read more

2011

July 10, 2011 - Dr Kayak
Heermann's gulls are back, harassing the brown pelicans. A typical midsummer day at Cascade Head, with calmer seas than usual.read more
April 19, 2011 - Dr Kayak
Beautiful, human-less day at Cascade Head, with surf scoters, red-necked grebe, pigeon guillemots, common murres, and six harbor seals.read more

2010

August 1, 2010 - Dr Kayak
Foggy morning at Cascade Head.read more
May 15, 2010 - Dr Kayak
Quiet day at Cascade Headread more
March 19, 2010 - Dr Kayak
Kayaking at Cascade Head on a beautiful spring day.read more

2009

September 21, 2009 - Dr Kayak
Too rough for paddling (5-ft swell, 4-ft wind waves, moderate east wind), so I was restricted to the bay off the mouth of the Salmon River.read more
April 30, 2009 - Dr Kayak
Pacific loons make an appearance at Cascade Head.read more

2008

November 16, 2008 - Dr Kayak
Many brown pelicans, Brandt's and double-crested cormorants, western and Bonaparte's gulls, loon sp., and 8 swimming sea lions. Some of the pelicans were gathered inside the mouth of the Salmon River, preening and beating their wings on the water.read more
  • Near the mouth of the Salmon River; Cascade Head in the background.
September 2, 2008 - Dr Kayak
Pelican feeding frenzy off Cascade Head.read more
April 3, 2008 - Dr Kayak
Immature bald eagle, sea birds, harbor seals and California sea lions at Cascade Head.read more
  • The speck on top of the highest rock is an immature bald eagle.

2007

September 2, 2007 - Dr Kayak
Peregrine falcon flying around Cascade Head; brown pelicans, three cormorant species, common murre, black oystercatcher, one California sea lion, and two harbor seals.read more
May 26, 2007 - Dr Kayak
Typical late spring day along this beautiful stretch, which I access by sea kayak when sea conditions permit. Six California sea lions and four harbor seals. A gray whale surfaced near my kayak north of mile 248.read more

2006

September 8, 2006 - Dr Kayak
Brown pelicans, common murres, pelagic cormorants, western gulls, one white-winged scoter, one dead sea lion (floating beyond Three Rocks, partially eaten).read more