Mile 333 Dispatch

May 8, 2017
by srhoads

Columbia Beach, Camp Rilea MR
Monday 10:45 AM
54° F
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
6.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Apparent Violations:
Truck doing donuts. Litter
Activity Comments:
Plastic bottles and other litter left behind. Fishing Walking and walking dogs
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:

Collected large litter items such as plastic bottles, styropham, rope, other plastics.


 Beautiful day. Thin wrack line, medium size continuous woody debris, human built wood "monuments." Not much mico plastics, mostly large peices. One truck doing donuts. One man fishing and a couple walking a dog. Seen a couple seagulls, 3 groups of sandpipers or sanderlings, and 4 Black-billed plovers (see pics) with lots of prints at the edge of the dunes. Please feel free to conment on the species of seabirds in the pictures. No dead mammals or birds. Sand dunes building up.

  • Wrack line
    Wrack line is thin and continous.
    Delaura Beach Mile 332 or 333?
    May 8, 2017
  • Small debris in wrack line.
    Delaura Beach/Clatsop Beach.
    May 8, 2017
  • Build up of dunes
    Delaura Beach
    May 8, 2017
  • Wood debris and pellets into a fort.
    Delaura Beach
    May 8, 2017
  • Wood Debris
    Delaura Beach
    May 8, 2017
  • Shorebirds
    Seagull and sandpipers?
    Delaura Beach
    May 8, 2017
  • Plover
    Saw 4 birds and lots of prints along the edge of the dunes.
    Delaura Beach mile 333
    May 8, 2017
  • Asian cigarette can
    Delaura Beach
    May 8, 2017
  • Asian Cigarette can Bar Code
    Delaura Beach
    May 8, 2017
  • Debris
    Plastics, bottles and cans, rope, styropham, paper, other human and fishing debris.
    Delaura Beach
    May 8, 2017
Other Mile 333 Reports (13)


July 14, 2019 - Merce and Michael
Came across these 2 mystery egg cases this morning.
March 8, 2019 - Merce and Michael
Came across a few patches of what look like Market Squid egg cases, the first we've seen on the Oregon coast.Jean just sent this link about them: Thanks, Jean.
February 17, 2019 - Merce and Michael
Lots of people and dogs on a bright sunny day. The people and dogs are possibly why we saw far fewer birds than usual.


November 19, 2018 - Merce and Michael
There was half a butchered elk rib cage in the parking area when we arrived which, quite oddly, was gone when we got back after the Mile. Another full butchered elk rib cage was alongside the dirt...


June 20, 2012 - leftbase
Mile 333 is a comparatively remote stretch of beach, bordered by Camp Rilea. There were more people there, and more significant pieces of debris and plastic than I've seen in past visits. A day or...
May 15, 2012 - leftbase
We picked up about three bags of mostly plastic debris. Compared to our last visit, this section of beach was notably clearer of washed up items of any kind.
February 5, 2012 - leftbase
This was a first visit for us, virtually all of the driftline was composed of driftwood. We concentrated on plastic debris, and collected a couple of sacks that amounted to about foty five or fifty...


March 7, 2010 - jmfink
We were the only ones walking on the beach today although there were several vehicles driving. There was some clam digging going on farther south of mile 333. There was quite a bit of driftwood...
  • Driftwood and dune of mile 333


December 13, 2009 - jmfink
As usual, there was very little human activity on this stretch of beach. The access road has been under water, but because of recent cold and dry weather, we were able to walk to the beach. There...
November 11, 2009 - croegner
Veterans Day. I hiked the mile between squalls. Steady south wind and scuttling clouds; wide band of breakers with
October 26, 2009 - croegner
Sweet Autumn day on the beach. Access at DeLaura Beach road heavily rutted by vehicles. Three trucks on beach but no hikers. Beach recently swept by waves and mostly clean of litter save for a few...


November 29, 2007 - Simonetal
No one on this very clean beach today.
March 3, 2007 - Simonetal
Camp Rilea Military had beach access closed due to firing range activities. Has been closed all day, with closure scheduled to end at dusk. This closure is a common occurrence at this beach,...