Mile 263

Cape Kiwanda State Park north end
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.239169704314
Longitude: -123.969989189950
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time from the mouth of Sand Lake (45° 16.6920', Mile 266) southerly to the base of the headland north of Cape Kiwanda (45° 13.3248', Mile 262), except as follows: From the mouth of Sand Lake (45° 16.6920', Mile 266), southerly to the approximate north boundary of Cape Kiwanda State Park property (45° 14.7900', Mile 263), motor vehicle travel is prohibited May 1 through September 30 and from sunrise to sunset on legal holidays (as defined in ORS Chapter 187) and on Saturdays and Sundays between October 1 and April 30.
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Cape Kiwanda State Park north end
Mile 263 Reports (16)

2017

October 29, 2017 - emrae2887

2013

March 8, 2013 - connierbruce
Nothing out of the ordinary for a sunny weekday afternoon.The old sinkhole repair at Cape Drive and Ferry Road is beginning to erode away. From the beach one can see drainage pipes which were buried in the fill.read more

2012

July 29, 2012 - connierbruce
Nothing notable or unusual. Used McPhillips beach access. Four or five vehicles came and went during my hour's walk using this access.read more
January 23, 2012 - connierbruce
Over the past year (reports intended each time) we have walked and observed this and miles to north and south many times. It would be hard to gauge the increase in people using these beach accesses, because the day to day usage varies so greatly.Notable is the ever larger convocation...read more

2011

December 4, 2011 - olsonko
December report: joyriders driving up bluffs. See report for details.read more

2010

June 17, 2010 - connierbruce
I am often on the Cape and view mile 262 into 263. I often drive past the other part of 263. The 29 autos is the most I have noted on summer weekends of the past.read more

2009

March 12, 2009 - connierbruce
We observe 262 & 263 several times a week. Usual and typical activities: 3 or 4 cars, walkers with dogs or looking for agates, 3 or 4 jet skis in surf, and occasionally tracks of jeep or motorcycle up into the Cape Kiawanda saddle ,i.e. off limits.The base of the...read more

2008

December 9, 2008 - connierbruce
Not much activity mid-week wintertime.read more
September 15, 2008 - connierbruce
Normal usage nowadays is up over the years. Very little litter considering the many fire pits.read more
June 4, 2008 - olsonko
Driving on beach dangerously fast & using pickup to load driftwood. Six large illegal fires very close to dunegrass & shrubs. More litter than ever; broken glass bottles in cave. Bright orange effluent spewing from pipe, eroding bank. Tourists from Montana were aghast at cars, litter & drainage. Bank erosion...read more
May 26, 2008 - connierbruce
Relatively light use on a cloudy and cool Memorial Day: 16 people, 6 dogs, 2 jet skis, 14 vehicles on beachread more
March 1, 2008 - olsonko
Yearling harbor seal stranded in land cave 1/2 way down mile as tide receding. Called Jim Rice at Hatfield Marine Sci Ctr at office (541-867-0100) Then on Marine Mammal Hotline (541-270-6830). He advised to protect seal from dogs and truckers. He will post signs if needed, but doesn't want to...read more
February 25, 2008 - connierbruce
Other than the storm related sand removal uncovering many rocks as it does every winter, nothing unusual notedread more
January 21, 2008 - connierbruce
Sand at McPhillips access is gone, exposing cobbles and gravel. The base of the slide area is crumbling; otherwise much the same as in previous winters.read more

2007

August 19, 2007 - olsonko
The Cape Kiwanda State Park access point continues to experience high vehicle counts. People drive at excessive speed, often using trucks with dogs running behind to exercise them. Litter and driftwood fires continue to be a problem, often too close to the dune grass or "bleeding" into Mile 264 to...read more
June 13, 2007 - connierbruce
No noticeable change in slide area. Rocks on beach uncovered at low tide. Large (30?) group of pelicans fishing, even larger group of gulls. No shorebirds. Not much in the way of human made beach debris, a couple of firepits, some wet paper in one of them.read more