- Motor vehicle travel is prohibited from the northerly beach access parking area at Bullards Beach State Park (43° 08.9484', Mile 104), southerly to north of China Creek (43° 04.3938', Mile 98), except as follows: Motor vehicles are allowed at any time on the ocean shore at the south jetty of the Coquille River between (43° 07.3566', Mile 102) and (43° 07.3398', Mile 102).
Mile 99 is showing the usual changes in sand shifts and creek configurations for winter. The major change from a few months ago is the large amount of non-organic debris in the wrack lines and along the bluffs. I picked up approximately 15-20 pounds of plastics, styrofoam and rope ( 3 five gallon...read more
Mile 99 looks good after the first winter storm of the season. The sand dunes from summer winds are diminished, and the creeks are running higher. Johnson Creek is approximately 8 inchs deep near the ocean. Crooked Creek at the south end of Devil's Kitchen now has a large, calm...read more
Last mile survey before upcoming seasonal storms. The wet sand is quite cluttered with kelp piles and clusters of muscles and barnacles. There was a minimal number of shorebirds and gulls. Johnson creek and Devil's Kitchen creek were both shallow and calm. It is very much an autumn-condition beach.There is still a...read more
A lovely sunny Fall day to walk the beach. I focused on collecting beach debris along north and south banks of Johnson Creek. There was a signficant amount of plastic debris pieces between 1/2 inch up to 5 inches diameter. Collected 10 pounds ( 3 gallon bucket) of primarily plastic. Due to the...read more
Noted a few natural topographic changes to mile 99 since last month, with moving sand dunes and rerouting creeks. Otherwise no concerns with the people, dogs, or wildlife.read more
Stellar Sea Lion deceased.read more
My first CoastWatch-based walk on mile 99, which is between 2 creeks, and includes numerous large rock formations on the beach and a public picnic area. I collected 2 containers (approx. 2 gallon capacity each) of inorganic beach debris along the east/bluff side of the beach. The debris was primarily...read more