Mile 231 Dispatch

October 14, 2018
by RangerBoy231

Depoe Bay north, Pirate Cove
Sunday 3:00 PM
72° F
Tide Level:
7.7 ft
Humans / Pets:
Apparent Violations:
No apparent violations were observed.
Activity Comments:
Though the Summer tourist season has come to an end, there are still many Fall Season tourists observing the gray whales along the mile.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:

No comment, as there were no observable violations along the coast. 


While I was unable to complete a walk of my full mile, I did observe a variety of human and marine life activity; most notable of which was the marine life, as it consisted of the observation of approximately 3-4 gray whales feeding off of the coastline, a myriad of bird species including, but not limited to, Cormorants and Western Gulls flying or nesting along the stretch of coast, and approximately 1 harbor seal swimming into the harbor, from the bay. 

As for human activity, there were approximately 90-100 humans walking/sitting along the bayfront in order to observe the occurring whale activity. I also observed approximately 5-6 humans climbing the cliffs across from the bayfront. I did not observe any fishing activity, nor any negative human interactions with the local wildlife. 

  • Human activity (i.e. walking along the rocks) was observed directly across from the viewpoint, on the West side of the bay.
    416 us-101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
    October 14, 2018
  • Gray Whales were observed within this area, directly across from the bridge.
    416 us-101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
    October 14, 2018
  • A large quantity of vehicles parked along the West side of Pirate Cove.
    416 us-101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
    October 14, 2018
Other Mile 231 Reports (1)


September 1, 2018 - RangerBoy231
Human Activities - Observed a multitude of tourists and locals alike along the bayfront taking photographs, walking, and whale watching. Humans walking along the rock face and humans fishing along...