Mile 283

Cape Meares, Refuge, Lighthouse, SP
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.483315024898
Longitude: -123.972120067990
  • 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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Cape Meares, Refuge, Lighthouse, SP
Mile 283 Reports (13)


July 31, 2021 - CherieE53

The whole state park was in the fog. The visitors stayed on the trails and had their dogs and children under more

June 16, 2021 - CherieE53

There were a lot of visitors from all over the USA and Canada, enjoying the park, interested in how the Oregon coast was doing after the bad wind storms earlier this more

  • A falling Branch from a major large tree
May 10, 2021 - CherieE53

The park appeared to be in good shape, the visitors were hiking and staying on the more

March 3, 2021 - CherieE53

Some of the trees were damaged. Lighthouse was closed. I saw some Horned Puffins (2 pairs), 3 pairs of Common Murres, many Western Gulls  and Mew Gulls. There was also Pelagic Cormonant and Double Crested Cormonants. I did not see any stranded more


January 6, 2017 - [email protected]


February 5, 2011 - Bluebrau
Quiet, foggy day at Cape Meares. By the time we left, we were the only people there. It was tough to get a good view of things due to the more


August 8, 2010 - Bluebrau
Beautiful day--LOTS of people out at Cape Meares!read more


June 19, 2009 - Bluebrau
There were more than 100 people at Cape Meares enjoying the summer weather. We didn't observe anything out of the ordinary--or disappointing (like littering, etc.).read more


December 29, 2008 - Bluebrau
It was a very chilly and windy day on the coast, but there were still people out and about... we saw very few animals, but no physical changes. The main concern we had was litter. At one access point of the mile, there is no trashcan, and we saw more
May 18, 2008 - Bluebrau
A beautiful sunny and slightly hazy day at the coast... many people were enjoying the weather, taking pictures, etc. Nothing more
March 28, 2008 - Bluebrau
As it was cold and wet, there were not many people out. Nothing was out of the ordinary. We were there less than an hour because of the poor more
March 2, 2008 - Bluebrau
It was a gorgeous day at the coast and there were several people out enjoying the atmosphere. The main issue that we noted at Cape Meares is the lack of trash cans--there was quite a bit of litter, but nowhere for people to throw things away--even at the picnic more


December 30, 2007 - Bluebrau
We accessed mile 283 from three different access points--one in Cape Meares state park, one at a pull-out down the road, and another was beach access located in Cape Meares National Wildlife refuge. Even though the weather was crazy (hail, sun, rain, clouds, everything!) there were several people out--mostly walking, more
  • This photo was taken from the north view point at Cape Meares Sate Park.