Mile 301

Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP
Tillamook County

Latitude: 45.737459954216
Longitude: -123.952194876020
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the south line of Oswald West State Park (45° 44.4000', Mile 301), southerly to the north boundary of Nehalem Bay State Park (45° 42.2196', Mile 299), except as follows:
    (A) Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, October 1 through April 30;
    (B) Motor vehicles essential to and engaged in boat launchings will be allowed any time during the year.

  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the Clatsop County-Tillamook County line (45° 46.9902', Mile 306), southerly to the south line of Oswald West State Park (45° 44.4000', Mile 301).
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Neahkahnie Beach north, Oswald West SP
Mile 301 Reports (40)


January 24, 2022 - kbrookscopony

It was a gorgeous day at Mile 301 on January 24, 2022. The sun was shining, no clouds, and very few people on the beach at 4-5pm that afternoon. Debris on the shore was minimal and consisted of wood and seaweed. Though motor vehicle travel is prohibited along Neahkahnie and more

  • Creek runoff, Neahkahnie Beach
  • Large stump on Neahkahnie Beach looking north.
  • Large stump on Neahkahnie Beach


September 20, 2021 - kbrookscopony

Sunny, warm day at mile 301 on Monday. Relatively little debris on the sand, with some driftwood high up on the boulders. One enormous stump is still up on high-tide line. We have been observing this stump and taking coordinates since 12/31/2020; it has moved 300 meters southeast in 2021, more

  • Boulders and driftwood, Neahkahnie
  • Large stump that has moved south 300 meters since 12/31/2020
  • Beachcombers and tidepools, Neahkahnie


December 1, 2017 - beachmike

Expected seasonal detritus and velella.  Otherwise, beach very more


December 16, 2016 - beachmike

Modest quantities of washed-ashore more

June 13, 2016 - [email protected]

Velella velella debris the only thing of more

March 4, 2016 - [email protected]

March Reportread more


December 2, 2015 - [email protected]

Considerable small woody pieces at driftline, resulting from recent storm more

September 9, 2015 - [email protected]
Revegetation of burned area from 2014 cliffside fire substantially more
June 1, 2015 - [email protected]
24 piles of driftwood on upper beach (rocks), waiting for favorable burning weather to remove fire more
March 3, 2015 - [email protected]
About a dozen tepees of heavier driftwood piled up in preparation for controlled burning of same, as preventative for driftwood fires. One last summer damaged three bluffside more


December 14, 2014 - [email protected]
Regrowth of vegetation designed to stabilize fire-damaged bluff proceeding more
October 11, 2014 - beachmike
Sneaker Waves seen on the beach this morning. National Weather Service warns that more may possible on Sunday. Everyone appears to be minding them though. Overall, the beach is really clean right more
September 10, 2014 - [email protected]
Cliffside site of driftwood fire being rehabilitated with horizontal shoring and more
September 7, 2014 - Volunteer Trainer
these photographs from J. Joneshave been finding massive number of sand dollars on the north end of neahkahnie beach for weeks this summer 2014read more
  • This event happened throughout the summer
June 10, 2014 - [email protected]
Hardly any visible plastic/foam detritus. I note the starfish because a die-off seems to have reached Oregon (California and Washington preceded ours).read more
May 31, 2014 - beachmike
A visitor to the site submitted the following information:There has been an unusually high number of sand dollar shells on the beach recently. We have never seen this more
March 6, 2014 - [email protected]
Customary post-storm flotsam; half-mile-long line of (quite picturesque) 3-high more


December 11, 2013 - Volunteer Trainer
This report was submitted by a concerned citizen.On the beach of Neahkahnie on Dec 11, 2013 there were about 50 seastars dead on the beach. All in one area and viewed Mon and Wed. Don't know if they were the same ones both days as the tide had been more
December 2, 2013 - [email protected]
Beach in a state of post-storm more
September 16, 2013 - [email protected]
Seasonal beach-sand redeposition more
June 3, 2013 - [email protected]
Beach is very clean after the recent more
March 13, 2013 - [email protected]
Seasonal sand re-depositionread more


December 10, 2012 - [email protected]
Recent storms have deposited a 2' band of woody debris at driftline. Wave action has removed approximately 1.5' of beach more
September 10, 2012 - [email protected]
Miniscule stranded seaweed at driftline. Otherwise, very more
June 4, 2012 - [email protected]
June Reportread more
March 12, 2012 - [email protected]
High surf; high more


December 5, 2011 - [email protected]
Report for Decemberread more
September 13, 2011 - [email protected]
Band of small piles of seaweed at high-tide more
June 13, 2011 - [email protected]
Very quiet this rainy more
March 14, 2011 - [email protected]
One beer bottle discarded; disposed more


December 10, 2010 - [email protected]
Minimal anthropogenic detritus. Some dog more
September 7, 2010 - [email protected]
Wave action has produced seasonal shallow tidepools parallel to surf-line. Brown pelicans feeding beyond more
June 14, 2010 - [email protected]
Almost no anthropogenic beach litterread more
March 9, 2010 - [email protected]
Very quiet and clean. Several hundred western gulls resting near more


December 9, 2009 - [email protected]
Seasonal erosion of foredune by wave more
September 8, 2009 - [email protected]
No dead birds. Moderate (8) human use. Tire tracks observed on beach closed to more
June 15, 2009 - [email protected]
Very little human/dog litter. 5 people. No dead wildlife; insignificant driftline more
March 9, 2009 - [email protected]
2 people, walking. Beach very clean, completely free of human more


December 10, 2008 - [email protected]
No people on beach. No significant driftline more
September 9, 2008 - [email protected]
Three dogs accompanying six walkers. Six fire rings above high tide line; one ring decorated with broken champagne bottle. 20+ brown pelicans fishing 150yd± more