Mile 152 Report

October 27, 2007
by cmoore

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, north of Threemile Creek
Conditions:
Saturday 9:00 AM
Sunny
60° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
10.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
0
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
none
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
We walked the beach just before leaving for five months, so our report is a bit early. I was happy to see how clean the beach was, probably because of clean-up day. There was no trash to speak of. The beach was barren of shells, driftwood, birds, etc. except for an enormous clump of bullkelp, about 12 feet long. There was one group of seagulls - and us!
Notable Wildlife:
A huge clump of bullkelp. One group of seagulls. I have never seen any mammals or birds other than seagulls on this beach.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
It was a beautiful day on Mile 152, and we were the only ones there. There were no ATVs or vehicles on the beach, just a couple of hunters parked on Sparrow Park Road going to the beach. The beach was very clean, a nice contrast to our walk in August. In fact, it was barren of seashells, driftwood, birds, etc. There was an impressive clump of bullkelp, at least 12 feet long.
Summary:
It was a beautiful day on Mile 152 and we were the only people (and dog) on the beach. There were no ATVs or vehicles. The beach was very clean, a nice surprise after our August walk. In fact, it was so clean, there were no shells, casings, driftwood, or anything on the beach. Threemile Creek runs into the beach on the southern edge of Mile 152, and it was also clean.
  • A massive clump of bull kelp
    A massive clump of bull kelp
    October 27, 2007
  • October 27, 2007
Other Mile 152 Reports (6)

2009

March 13, 2009 - cmoore
A nice day to walk the beach, and a good day for fishing, apparently. There were 9 fishermen. The beach was quite clean, due in part to the efforts of a man from Roseburg who picks up rope and floats...

2008

December 30, 2008 - cmoore
Very high tide and wave action and not much beach, so we were a bit uneasy, looking at the bluffs in case we needed to scamper up them. lots of white foam. the river is flowing again and the lean-...
  • 100 yards north of access road
September 20, 2008 - cmoore
A beautiful day, no wind, clear and warm. Four of us, including webmaster Lloyd Maxfield, did the SOLV clean-up on this mile as well as the area near the stream outlet. We collected almost 8 bags of...
July 23, 2008 - cmoore
The beach itself is beautiful and showed little signs of ATV usage except for plastic bottles and other trash. The beach has very few shells or casings and very few birds. There is apparently a lot...
  • One of two lean-tos for camping.
  • Piles of driftwood logs are choking the water outflow at the inlet
April 28, 2008 - cmoore
A quiet Monday walk on a quiet beach. There was evidence of ATV action over the weekend--tire tracks in the sand. We picked up a garbage bag of trash, including a plastic bottle from China. Otherwise...

2007

August 22, 2007 - cmoore
It was a beautiful, sunny day in August on this seemingly remote beach. It is a popular place for ORVs, however; the sand is full of tire tracks and there was considerable trash. We picked up two...