Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW
Curry County

Latitude: 42.751745140573
Longitude: -124.516010409170
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  • Motor vehicles are allowed from the south side of Cape Blanco (42° 50.1132', Mile 56), south to Rocky Point (42° 43.3812', Mile 47).
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Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW
Mile 52 Reports (33)


November 21, 2022 - [email protected]

Beautiful day on Mile 52; 31 people enjoying the beach on a warm and calm afternoon; majority of visitors hunt for agates near the south beach access; two off-leash dogs roam freely; four dogs are leashed in compliance with park rules; 1 OHV enters beach at Paradise Point and drives more

October 31, 2022 - FinsUp

Large bundles of kelp along the south side of Agate more

September 2, 2022 - [email protected]

Overcast and cool day with light wind. Seventeen people on beach and three leashed dogs, with 11 visitors searching for agates. No vehicles on beach during survey, but multiple tracks evident. Large gull flock on beach and four osprey active over Lake Garrison. Nine western snowy plovers observed with more

  • Driftline Dungeness crab shells
  • Western snowy plover juveniles
July 1, 2022 - [email protected]

Overcast and warm day. Fifteen people on beach and two leashed dogs, with 12 visitors rock hunting. Multiple ATV tracks cover beach from wave slope to dune areas. Five adult western snowy plovers with two active nests in area of beach impacted by some vehicle use. A 4th of July more

  • western snowy plover nest
May 30, 2022 - [email protected]

Calm and cool weather. Fifteen people on beach and four off-leash dogs, with most visitors concentrated near access points at Paradise Point and Tseriadun/Agate Beach. Rock hunting is very popular at this beach. Four people fishing at surf south of Paradise Point. Active western snowy plover nest located on more

April 1, 2022 - [email protected]

Breezy day with 5 people and 1 dog on beach. Vehicle tracks cover beach area. Several marine floats bob in surf zone. Pair of western snowy plovers (1 male, 1 female) rest together on upper more

February 18, 2022 - [email protected]

Mild weather for winter. Eleven people on beach, mostly hunting for agates. Two dogs (unleashed). Abundant vehicle tracks, but no vehicles currently using beach. Six western snowy plovers resting on beach (one partially leucistic). Stands of dead pine/cypress at bluff appear to be on private property (signs of drought more


November 21, 2021 - [email protected]

Calm and warm day (58 degrees F by end of survey). Thirty-five visitors, mostly searching for agates. Fifteen dogs (10 unleashed). Small flock of Western snowy plovers observed in flight and two later observed on beach. Two peregrine falcons in flight. Loose dogs or peregrines in area may have disturbed more

October 2, 2021 - [email protected]

4 people walking on beach; 4 people digging for agates; 1 unleashed dog; no vehicles, but tracks were present. Beach swept mostly clean by recent tides; very little trash or plastic; no "nurdles" (plastic pellets) observed; 5 western snowy plovers resting together in dry sand; 1 alive stranded duck (brief look - unknown species); 1 more

  • Marine debris
July 30, 2021 - [email protected]

Most human (26 people) and dog (7) activity was concentrated at the south end of Agate Beach. Almost 50% of the visitors were searching or digging for agates. Excavations created by digging for agates cover large portions of the beach. Over half of the dogs were off-leash. Two people riding one ATV more

  • Mile 52 beach
  • Mile 52 beach
  • Mile 52 dunes
  • Mile 52 Garrison Lake


November 8, 2018 - Laurie Prouty

Beautiful Fall Day!  Ocean calm and clear. Only trash was fishing ropes buried in the sand.  read more

April 22, 2018 - Peacecoaster

Routine day at Agate Beach.  Very little litter.  What a beauftiful way to celebrate Earth Day!read more


December 29, 2016 - Laurie Prouty

Beautiful day!  Lots of people out collecting agates.  Fairly calm day for Port Orford.  Lots of driftwood treasures and rocks for more

  • Sea Butterfly- Corolla Spectabilis-casing
  • paradise point dinosaur!


April 26, 2014 - laurieP
Nice day, a bit windy and big surf. Lots of rocks and agates. found this one clump of some kind of eggs??read more
  • mass of eggs at tideline


June 18, 2013 - Laurie Prouty
didn't know what this egg casing was from or is it some kind of jelly fish??? Nice quiet day at the beach, lots of more
  • didn't know if this was an egg casing or jelly fish?


August 5, 2012 - laurieP
Lots of people out enjoying the rare non-windy august day in port orford. not much driftwood or agates, everything seems covered up with sand. Very calm more


September 19, 2011 - Laurie Prouty
Beautiful September Day! Lots of sand covering up all the agates. Only 3 pieces of trash, not more


January 18, 2010 - Laurie Prouty
the ocean has breeched into Garrison Lake at high tide. High surf and high tides allow the waters to merge. The beach looks very different, getting flatter more


June 3, 2009 - [email protected]
All was peaceful and calm. Pelicans flying in lines and CA sealions swimming and barking. Only one person, surf fishing. I picked up one small plastic bag of litter, a few plastic bottles and a broken styrofoam buoy. There was the usual scattered driftwood, some in lovely shapes, all more
March 18, 2009 - [email protected]
There were few people on the beach this day, only two and only one van in the parking area. The beach looked clean and typical of Paradise Point beach...pebbles, agates, bullwhip kelp and driftwood, some arranged in lovely sculptures, AND the ever present ATV tracks. I noticed gorse for more
  • Several clumps of red rocks were observed at the base of the cliff/bluff at Paradise Point. This appears to be erosion of the cliff near the parking lot. The red rock structure of the cliff can be seen in the gorse photo.


October 17, 2008 - [email protected]
The beach was clean and lovely. Very quiet day. There were two dead murres and one dead Harbor Seal.This beach still attracts illegal ATV use. One dune buggy problem occurred this summer. State police were called for an ATV incident and the dune buggy incident. The ATV user was more
September 20, 2008 - Laurie Prouty
My friend and I picked up trash as part of the SOLV program. There wasn't as much trash as previous times. Perhaps the sand is covering it all up or maybe, just maybe, people are being more responsible. Let's hope. It was a lovely, still day. The ocean was more
February 23, 2008 - [email protected]
A very quiet morning on the beach. My dog and I were the only ones there. Everything was very clean. There was quite a bit of sand build up on the foredune. There was evidence of ATV activity but no vehicle actually more


November 25, 2007 - Laurie Prouty
Just wanted to let everyone know that Tseriadun State Park (Agate Beach) in Port Orford has re-opened after being closed almost 11 months. The Park reopened on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. It is wonderful to have access to the beach again and the public has definitely been coming out more
November 24, 2007 - [email protected]
Lots of beach driftwood and rocks from high tide and rough surf. Not much trash around. The people I encountered on an ATV, not a street legal one, claimed to have handicapped permits. There are still ATV's that ride on top of the dunes. It is hardly ever possible more
October 11, 2007 - [email protected]
Lots of natural debris from the recent storm, kelp and driftwood. One dead sea lion. There was evidence of someone having had a fire and there was a structure of driftwood in a teepee form. I intend to knock this down when the weather is more
September 16, 2007 - Laurie Prouty
We still have to put our kayaks in and go to Agate Beach via Garrison Lake. It was the Fall Beach Clean Up Day so we cleaned our mile. Only 1 bag of trash and two big clumps of rope. There was alot of sand on the beach, probably more
September 13, 2007 - [email protected]
It was a very peaceful, foggy, calm morning. Lovely for a walk. The ocean breakers were very LOUD, cracking like whips, but the sea was calm. The beach was very sandy and clean, not too many areas for rock gathering but I did come back with a good handful more
June 18, 2007 - [email protected]
I notified Robin Sears of the Parks and Recreation Dept. of the illegal ATV operation. I was unable to verify registration or handicap sticker with more
June 10, 2007 - Laurie Prouty
Lovely day. We picked up about 3/4 of a big trash bag of trash; 75% plastic bottles. Hopefully with the new water bottle bill that will make them worth a few cents, there won't be as many of them thrown away. There looked like some kind of algae bloom more
June 8, 2007 - [email protected]
Beautiful day. High tide was at 5:22 am so tide was "in-between" somewhat when I walked at 8:15 am. Beach really clean. I was able to picked up all the debris I found except for some broken wood pallet pieces. Normal amount of driftwood of random sizes. Cormorants had more
April 20, 2007 - [email protected]
This is not a full report, as I was just walking a part of the mile with my visiting sister. I am sending a report because of finding the dead sea lion. I contacted Dave Bilderback of the Marine Mammal stranding network about the animal. I also found one more
March 7, 2007 - [email protected]
This is my first report on this area, but I have been walking this area for three years. Things look pretty usual for this time of year.There were bull whip kelp knots, much driftwood, some very big trees from the winter storms and some dead birds.It was a beautiful afternoon' more
  • D. Bilderback (left) "showing the ropes" to new coast watcher, C. Strenkoski
  • D. Bilderback giving advice to C. Strenkoski
  • General view of Mile 52