- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the north boundary of Nehalem Bay State Park (45° 42.2196', Mile 299), southerly to the south boundary of the Boy Scout property north of Sand Lake (45° 18.6444', Mile 268), except as follows: Motor vehicles essential to and engaged in boat launchings will be allowed any time during the year for a distance of 300 feet northwest from (45° 26.4036' 123° 57.2052', Mile 279), near Happy Camp.
The pigeon guillemot population here is by far the highest that I have ever seen.
Ladder that is at the tip, south side, may have impacted nesting common murres, none nested on the long ledge near the ladder. This is usually packed with nesting birds. I reported this to a Oregon...read more
The main observation was a ladder that was placed perhaps 100 ft. above the water at a tricky spot for someone to gain access to the southern part of the cape's end, which goes through sensitive bird and penniped areas. Also, I only saw one sea lion and a couple...read more
Many gulls, and a few miscillaneous birds, most notably a pair of peregrine falcons (one dive-bombing a smaller one until the small one dropped the bird it had). Others included western grebes, murres, auklets and cormorants. No mammals sighted. Huge number of small green anemonies just below waterlind mid-tide, which...read more
This stretch seemed in good shape. I saw a large mora, aka ocean sunfish, lots of gulls, cormorants, and pelicans, as well as a smattering of various diving birds. I spotted a lone seal on one side of the cape and another seal or sealion on the other side. No...read more
The cape looked good, no pollution, or cliff erosion noted. The wildlife seemed less common than in the past, most notably sea lions, but also no pelicans spotted and fewer cormorants than in the past. We saw one hiker, though I am sure there were many, and no other boats. ...read more
Paddled solo on a beautiful calm day with small surf and a light off-shore breeze. I paddled around the entire cape and into three or four caves with the notable blow-hole that is in the back of the large sea cave at cape's end spouting on my way south but...read more
This report covers the entire cape, since it can only be done by boat, and the other miles are not currently being covered.
What a beautiful day! What a beautiful area! Just got back from the last stretch of my retirement project to paddle the entire west coast of the US...read more