Mile 333

Columbia Beach, Camp Rilea MR
Clatsop County

Latitude: 46.138295028995
Longitude: -123.957985077830
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time between the Peter Iredale Road (46° 10.6950', Mile 336), southerly to the beach ramp at Gearhart (46° 01.8570', Mile 326).
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Columbia Beach, Camp Rilea MR
Mile 333 Reports (11)

2018

November 19, 2018 - Merce and Michael

There was half a butchered elk rib cage in the parking area when we arrived which, quite oddly, was gone when we got back after the Mile. Another full butchered elk rib cage was alongside the dirt road going to the beach, & it sure smelled like more animal parts...read more

2017

May 8, 2017 - srhoads

 Beautiful day. Thin wrack line, medium size continuous woody debris, human built wood "monuments." Not much mico plastics, mostly large peices. One truck doing donuts. One man fishing and a couple walking a dog. Seen a couple seagulls, 3 groups of sandpipers or sanderlings, and 4 Black-billed plovers (see pics) with lots of...read more

  • Wrack line
  • Shorebirds
  • Plover
  • Debris

2012

June 20, 2012 - leftbase
Mile 333 is a comparatively remote stretch of beach, bordered by Camp Rilea. There were more people there, and more significant pieces of debris and plastic than I've seen in past visits. A day or so before, a dead baby seal had washed up on the beach there. It was...read more
May 15, 2012 - leftbase
We picked up about three bags of mostly plastic debris. Compared to our last visit, this section of beach was notably clearer of washed up items of any kind.read more
February 5, 2012 - leftbase
This was a first visit for us, virtually all of the driftline was composed of driftwood. We concentrated on plastic debris, and collected a couple of sacks that amounted to about foty five or fifty pounds. The photo below is looking North from the North end.read more

2010

March 7, 2010 - jmfink
We were the only ones walking on the beach today although there were several vehicles driving. There was some clam digging going on farther south of mile 333. There was quite a bit of driftwood along with the usual amount of plastic bits, nylon rope, and some glass and plastic...read more
  • Driftwood and dune of mile 333

2009

December 13, 2009 - jmfink
As usual, there was very little human activity on this stretch of beach. The access road has been under water, but because of recent cold and dry weather, we were able to walk to the beach. There was quite a bit of trash and driftwood, probably due to recent winter...read more
November 11, 2009 - croegner
Veterans Day. I hiked the mile between squalls. Steady south wind and scuttling clouds; wide band of breakers with < 1 m waves at beach. There has been storms and high surf since my last trip, and the strand line near the base of the dune (10-20 m width) is...read more
October 26, 2009 - croegner
Sweet Autumn day on the beach. Access at DeLaura Beach road heavily rutted by vehicles. Three trucks on beach but no hikers. Beach recently swept by waves and mostly clean of litter save for a few plastic bottles. Strand line lacking significant debris. Encountered a recently dead greebe whose death...read more

2007

November 29, 2007 - Simonetal
No one on this very clean beach today.read more
March 3, 2007 - Simonetal
Camp Rilea Military had beach access closed due to firing range activities. Has been closed all day, with closure scheduled to end at dusk. This closure is a common occurrence at this beach, although I have not had this experience recently during any of my visits. I was only able...read more