Mile 337

Clatsop Spit, Swash Lake, Fort Stevens SP
Clatsop County

Latitude: 46.195759975053
Longitude: -123.991099932990
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited on the ocean shore between the hours of 12:01 p.m. and 12:00 midnight, from May 1 through September 15, from the south jetty of the Columbia River (46° 13.5216', Mile 340), southerly to the Peter Iredale Road (46° 10.6950', Mile 336).
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Clatsop Spit, Swash Lake, Fort Stevens SP
Mile 337 Reports (14)


May 19, 2022 - Lisa Heigh

In general a quiet day. There were small "installations" of beach found objects dispersed through the foredune generally in the erosion area.  For example an orange cross, empty bottles hanging from a stick, etc. read more


July 7, 2021 - Lisa Heigh

Notable wildlife: kildeer at the waterline, pelicans on the wing and a seal in the surf.  

Other: More dogs then usual and more litter (off shore) observed at the dune / beach interface. read more

April 15, 2021 - Lisa Heigh

Appeared to be quite a bit of drfit wood removal (recent chain saw use, truck tires above tide line). Winter storm impacts to more

April 13, 2021 - huisee

One person was laying down on the sand just past the wet, packed area and a truck drove by fairly close to him. It does have the feeling of a section of road rather than more

January 18, 2021 - Lisa Heigh

It was disturbing to see so much debris/litter on this beach.  I have never seen this much on any Oregon beach in the 30 years i have been walking the Oregon beaches. read more


November 10, 2020 - Lisa Heigh
March 21, 2020 - Lisa Heigh

Primary difference from last visit: because of winter high tides and storm surge there was considerable over topping of the dunes and lots of wood on the beach , much of it with a diameter over 14".  


This week was the beginning of the Covid -19 social distancing response. The more

January 4, 2020 - Lisa Heigh

Lots of large pieces of woody debris. However, it appears human removal of wood is common.

There was enough trash to take some time and collect the larger pieces. read more


October 26, 2017 - jtravers

There were nine people and one dog on this mile.  Most were walking or sitting.  read more


July 9, 2013 - clatsop
New signs on bluffs for parking lot identification - nice. Very little litter, plastic. One pair of tennis shoes. Again, cleaner beach than in past. Much more activity down around Peter more
March 25, 2013 - clatsop
Clean beach--impressiveread more


October 5, 2009 - coastielu
A gorgeous fall day on the north coast. Two surfers were enjoying the light swell, and two people were walking south. Trash was primarily plastic bottles and plastic bits and pieces. There was a telephone pole (I think) washed up, with cables wrapped around it. Lots of pelicans were more
September 28, 2009 - coastielu
Four groups of two people were spotted walking the beach. One group had a very large dog, another had two small dogs. We found a dead shark, about five feet long, light grey in color. It was lying on its back, intact except for one missing side fin. We more


April 22, 2007 - harris
Nothing more