Mile 5

Chetco Point, Macklyn Cove, Mill Beach, Zwagg Island
Curry County

Latitude: 42.047420069366
Longitude: -124.288670205090
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited from Meyers Creek (42° 18.4422', Mile 23), southerly to the Oregon-California border (41° 59.9208', Mile 1).
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Chetco Point, Macklyn Cove, Mill Beach, Zwagg Island
Mile 5 Reports (11)


June 10, 2015 - [email protected]

North towards Zwagg Island the tidepools were thick with the greatest diversity and quantity of sea weed I have ever encountered. The pools had appropriate concentrations of mollusks, crustaceans and invertebrates. South toward the sewage treatment plant the natural community was different for the most part than encountered on more


September 10, 2014 - [email protected]
A beautiful day at with a minus tide and fewer than expected people. I tried to get out to tide pools to look for evidence of wasting disease during a minus tide but was unable to do so because the rocky beach was too difficult to navigate out to more
May 24, 2014 - [email protected]
Beach is in good shaperead more
  • Dead Bat or Leather sea star found on beach


March 10, 2009 - Berner
mile 5 to the extent that it is accessible--from Chetco Point to 1/8 mile north of the little offshore projection just south of the condos--has changed very little since the last report. Surprisingly little debris, either land based or off shore originated. This has been an unusually quiet winter more


December 18, 2008 - Berner
Rather benign visit, given the storms of late with high wave action. No significant changes since last reportread more
August 26, 2008 - Berner

Mile five seems to be generally stable except for the crumbling bluff noted above and constant shifting of the entry of Mill Creek into Macklyn Cove (an annual rearrangment). Unlike a year ago, there has been no evidence of beaching of mammals. The pelicans have been expecially evident and more

March 4, 2008 - Berner
Considering the winter storms we have experienced, there has been relatively little visible impact on the shore. The sand that recedes during the winter seems to be shifting back in; no apparent new vegetation at the high water more


November 9, 2007 - Berner
see above; stable, no notable changes over the summerread more
August 30, 2007 - Berner
mild continuing slides on bank, same sites as noted on prior reports. Dead small whale on more
June 20, 2007 - Berner
Mile five, which I view/walk 2-3 times/week, remains stable. The erosion/bluff slides that I have noted (and sent pictures) over the past three years have changed very little. The beaches that attract local residents have been blessedly free of campers for the past two years thanks to the efforts more
February 25, 2007 - Berner
no significant changes from the Nov. 2006, trip. Winter storms have done nothing unusual this year on this stretch in so far as I can tellread more