Mile 93

Mouth of New River, Fourmile Creek
Coos County

Latitude: 43.003940195333
Longitude: -124.458040565480
Vehicles:
  • Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from a point approximately one mile north of the mouth of Twomile Creek (43° 03.3288', Mile 97) to the Coos County-Curry County line, (42° 57.2628', Mile 89).
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mouth of New River, Fourmile Creek
Mile 93 Reports (39)

2014

April 30, 2014 - John Hull

We set out at eleven in the morning with me rowing the Second Sea Sprite, our eight-foot Walker Bay dinghy, down the Lower Fourmile Creek and across the New River to its West Bank.  With me were First Mate Blaine Rose and First Dog LucieAnne. We did not know at...read more

2012

November 10, 2012 - John Hull
Beach sand wide and clean with a few jellies on the wet sand. Found a dead perch. Single large crow/raven on sand (first time I've seen such a thing). Deep widely spaced tire tracks in sand, persumably made by an SUV or truck. They were about a foot deep. Never...read more
September 21, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Two Japanese bottles, otherwise the beach is quite clean. Three people on the beach.read more
September 19, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: SOLV bag still against the boat dock. On mile 94 a small, dead shark, approximately 3 ft. from snout to tip of tail, black-gray back and white underbelly. Snowy Plover signs along the beach have been removed.read more
September 10, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Placed against the washed -up boat dock a large yellow SOLV bag filled with plastic material and several large Styrofoam pieces; altogether too much debris to carry away.read more
September 7, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report:North end of mile 92/south end mile 93 - on a length of about 1/5 to 1/10 of a mile, approximately 10 plastic bottles, half of which have clearly identifiable Japanese lettering. One glass vodka. Signs indicative of a high-up tide line.read more
August 31, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Beaches (Miles 93 and 94) are empty, no trash and no people. Pleasant walk in nice weather.read more
August 24, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Beaches (Miles 93 and 94) are empty, no trash and no people. Pleasant walk in nice weather.read more
August 20, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Beaches (Miles 93 and 94) are empty, no trash and no people. Pleasant walk in nice weather.read more
August 19, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Beaches (Miles 93 and 94) are empty, no trash and no people. Pleasant walk in nice weather.read more
August 12, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Beaches (Miles 93 and 94) are empty, no trash and no people. Pleasant walk in nice weather.read more
August 8, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Beaches (Miles 93 and 94) are empty, no trash and no people. Pleasant walk in nice weather.read more
July 29, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: One metal drum (10 gallons?) with Japanese letters on EAST side of the dune, i.e. towards New River.read more
July 22, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Not more trash than before. Footprints on the beach but no people seen.read more
July 15, 2012 - H Witschi
Japanese tsunami debris baseline report: Slightly more unidentifiable trash on beach. One dead sea lion pup (2 feet long).read more
June 29, 2012 - H Witschi
The first of a series of short reports to provide baseline information concerning the possible impact of Japanese tsunami debris on mile 93-95 of the Oregon coast: a floating dock was found on the beach.read more
June 7, 2012 - John Hull
Beach was pretty clean and narrow (due to high tide). One dead sea bird of unknown species (no head or chest present - do have photo). No signs of snowy plover protection areas. Shells on the dry sand. Clear jellies on the wet sand. Some smaller Bull Kelp on the...read more

2011

November 11, 2011 - John Hull
Perfect weather, sunny and still. Coarse sand with pebbles. Largest waves, about five feet trough to crest. Mist over the water. Large clumps of bull kelp, a few gulls, a large flock of ducks over the river. The beach was fairly clean. Found only two pieces of crab carapaces and...read more
June 24, 2011 - H Witschi
Beach was remarkably clean with only crab carapaces and few rocks. To see people with dogs at the north end of Mile 93 was actually unusual for this isolated beach. Most of the time, this beach has no people.read more
June 1, 2011 - John Hull
Driftline had pieces of bull kelp every few yards. Plenty of small crab carapaces. Two gulls over an hours walk, both flying over the surf. Nine to twelve small birds that I think may have been swifts or swallows. One set of ATV tracks, perhaps predator control or biologists. Unidentified...read more
May 3, 2011 - John Hull
Beach had no visitors but me. Wet sand was clean with very few individual bull kelp, shells, crab carapaces and sand dollars. One dead bird Western Gull)on the beach. Flocks of seabirds migrating over New River and the beach. Snowy Plover nesting area at south end of mile where dunes...read more

2010

September 27, 2010 - John Hull
The wet sand was pretty clean. There were numerous jellies and feathers, many small and white as well as larger one in darker colors. There were clumps of bull kelp here and there on the dry sand. The beach sand was evenly sloped from pretty close to the foredune down...read more
June 12, 2010 - John Hull
No people or signs of recent visits by them save ourselves. Driftline very clean. Found a glass float. Only about eight birds (gulls), one jelly. Plastic shards on dry sand and round plastic floats numerous.read more
April 18, 2010 - John Hull
Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks,ocean-based debris, Styrofoam and about 50 round, plastic fishing floats in the driftline. One stretch of beach had a lot of crab parts. Three seagulls flying along or standing on the beach, and five small birds (possibly Snowy Plovers) running along surfline. Low human impact...read more
April 9, 2010 - John Hull
Broken shells, animal casings, small rocks, Styrofoam, ocean-based debris including three large incondescent light bulbs and two (linear and round) florescent bulbs and 20-50 plastic fishing floats of various sizes in the driftline. One group of 50-100 Sanderlings at the surfline. Low human impact (3): 2 walking with dog and...read more

2009

November 1, 2009 - John Hull
Unexpected ATV tracks. A few shells, crab carapaces and an occasional kelp/algae in driftline. Only two plastic bottles, one piece of styrofoam, one small car tire half buried in wet sand and no other human debris. Flock of small shorebirds and flock of gulls on beach. Few pelicans (?) over...read more
October 22, 2009 - John Hull
Lots of driftwood at base of dunes. Four pieces of plastic (two retrieved) on dry sand. One piece of wood (two feet by four)and small auto tire on wet sand. Twenty to thirty gulls and an equal number of little white shore birds. A new four by four post set...read more
July 13, 2009 - John Hull
Very little on beach where water met the sand, no seaweed at all, few crab carapaces or clam shells, no flotsom or jetsom. Only signs of human activity there (besides the three of us and my dog) were some ATV tracks right at the water line (probably predator control) and...read more
July 6, 2009 - John Hull
Beach very clean and except for short ATV tracks (probably predator control) and snowy plover nesting site postings. Very few shells and crab carapaces and four crab floats in driftline. No signs of people.read more
May 26, 2009 - John Hull
Shells, animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, wood pieces, one small live fish and ocean-based debris (glass bottle, 6 fishing floats and plastic one-gallon containers) in driftline. Removed 4 fishing floats and a brown bottle. Over 100 sea gulls of various species and Sanderlings on the beach. Some gulls were fishing...read more
May 7, 2009 - John Hull
Few shells (clam and mussels), animal casings and clumps (crab) and clumps of kelp in driftline. Small amount of debris (plastic bottles, aluminum can, 4 glass bottles and fishing float). Bottle and float removed. California Beach Hoppers on beach. Harbor Seal seen offshore. Sand varied from very fine to course...read more

2008

November 21, 2008 - John Hull
This is my first report on what I think might be mile 93, jogging south from the entrance of the Lower Fourmile Creek into the New River for fifteen minutes.Very little litter or shells, some kelp. No signs of humans or their animals except us save a very few pieces...read more

2007

December 12, 2007 - H Witschi
No driftline or stranded or dead animals on beach. Low human impact (0).read more
November 5, 2007 - H Witschi
Very clean and untouched beach. Driftline rare and spotty and very thin. Two unidentifiable old bird carcasses. No human impact whatever.read more
September 16, 2007 - H Witschi
New River begins to fill up again, in places 100 to 150 feet wide and up to 4 feet deep (where it could be crossed without getting wet at time of last report). People seen crossed river by kayak or boat. Considerable amount of sand built up along shore. 3...read more
June 25, 2007 - H Witschi
New River at its lowest since winter 2000, can be crossed in several places without getting feet wet (between access point and river mouth to the north).Place looks the same as it did 12 years ago, when first visited (with the exception of 3 new dwellings on east back of...read more
March 21, 2007 - H Witschi
Road from parking lot to access point still flooded in places (see mile 94/95 from 3/17).New River can be forded with "ease", but water reaches at deepest point up to three to four feet. Driftline high up and spotty, consisting of shells, animal casing, small rocks, wood pieces and styrofoam...read more

2006

December 2, 2006 - H Witschi
Kelp, algae and animal castings in driftline. Dead birds: 1 Western Grebe and 2 Common Murre. 1 entangled dead Northern Fur Seal, reported to Marine Mammal Stranding Network and they collected the seal for necropsy. Not much beach litter. Low human impact (1)-crossed New River by kayak and beachcombed for...read more
September 9, 2006 - H Witschi
No wrack line. 5 dead birds (2 Common Murre). Fewcrab shells. Very little trash. Low human impact (0).read more