Mile 277

Netarts Spit
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.403579765298
Longitude: -123.963764358810
  • 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.
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Netarts Spit
Mile 277 Reports (21)


July 23, 2014 - Jeanette
Grass growing on dunes, two trees uprooted and some dune erosion Shore birds and seaweed at wave lineVellela-vellela at Mile 275-276Bald Eagle over Mile 276 Water bottle and spray bottle with Japanese letters on Mile 276read more
May 10, 2014 - Jeanette
May Reportread more
March 30, 2014 - Jeanette
March Reportread more


September 1, 2013 - Jeanette
A large 8-9 foot Male California Sea Lion was found at the end of Mile 278. There was no outside injury, but the seal was unable to drag itself back to the water before passing away.Photos attachedread more
June 29, 2013 - Jeanette
June reportread more
March 31, 2013 - Jeanette
Photos of dune more
January 1, 2013 - Jeanette
There were only 5 pieces of garbage on the mile. Continue erosion of dunes, uprooted and fallen more


September 9, 2012 - Jeanette
It was a very sunny day. No fog. The beach was a vast expanse since the tide was out so far. Mile 277, 278 and 279 are still suffering from massive erosion, and trees being uprooted. However, for the first time in the four years that I have been more
June 16, 2012 - Jeanette
Unusual Amount of Styrofoam Collectedread more
January 16, 2012 - Jeanette
Visible retreat of bluff, uprooted trees due to erosionread more


August 28, 2011 - Jeanette
August Reportread more
June 22, 2011 - Jeanette
June Reportread more
January 22, 2011 - Jeanette
Mile 277 has lost a significant amount of shoreline vegetation. Only one dead seal this more


October 2, 2010 - Jeanette
This is my second walk this fall. I walked the entire Netarts Spit the first week of September, but did not file my report. In September, I saw a number of shore birds, about 3-5 turkey vultures and an eagle. This time, I encountered three dead sea lions. The more
March 25, 2010 - Jeanette
Could not complete the entire mile due to strong wind and heavy rain. Massive erosion of dunes with up-rooted and fallen more


November 28, 2009 - Jeanette
It has become a Thanksgiving tradition to walk the spit, giving my sons and I a chance to reconnect in the comfort of the natural world. We were lucky to have the sun our companion as we began our trek. We walked north on the bayside from mile 276 more
August 29, 2009 - Jeanette
I know that mile 277 is the mile I am supposed to observe, however I usually walk the entire spit. Took bags of garbage more
June 6, 2009 - Jeanette
I bagged two large bags of debris (litter), but had to stash it behind the trees on the dunes to drag it out the next more


December 16, 2008 - Jeanette
Light (4 - 6) human use.2 plastic pipes, plastic bottles, ropes in more
November 28, 2008 - Jeanette
This was my first observation of mile 277-278. I accessed mile 277 after walking through the wooded trail between the coast and the bay ... to the beach. At first the coast was lined with tall grass and rocks. As I walked the mile the grass on the dunes more


September 23, 2007 - BCWolff
Almost no debris of any kind. Enclosed photo copies 1997 (10 years of coast watching), 2003, 2007read more
  • After 10 years of coast watching