- 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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Mile 283 Reports (9)
February 5, 2011 - BluebrauQuiet, 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 weather.read more
August 8, 2010 - BluebrauBeautiful day--LOTS of people out at Cape Meares!read more
June 19, 2009 - BluebrauThere 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 - BluebrauIt 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 lots...read more
May 18, 2008 - BluebrauA beautiful sunny and slightly hazy day at the coast... many people were enjoying the weather, taking pictures, etc. Nothing unusual.read more
March 28, 2008 - BluebrauAs 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 conditions.read more
March 2, 2008 - BluebrauIt 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 site.read more
December 30, 2007 - BluebrauWe 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,...read more