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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Jones Beach, Oregon"
Includes ... Jones Beach ... Wallace Island ... Cape Horn of Wahkiakum County ... Flandersville ...
Image, 2004, Jones Beach, Oregon, with Mount St. Helens, click to enlarge
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Jones Beach, Oregon, with Mount St. Helens, Washington. Wallace Island is in the background. Image taken February 21, 2004.

Note: Jones Beach was closed to ATVs in 2014.


Jones Beach ...
Jones Beach, Oregon, is located along the Columbia River between River Mile (RM) 46 and RM 48. It is located six miles west of Clatskanie, Oregon, and east of the small community of Westport. It is located downstream of Wallace Island, upstream of Puget Island, and across the river from Cape Horn and Flandersville, Wahkiakum County, Washington. Jones Beach is a beach created out of sand dredged from the shipping lanes of the Columbia River. The beach is owned by the State of Oregon. Once popular with ATVs (banned in 2014), it is now a popular kiteboarding spot.

Early Jones Beach ...
According to NOAA (1974):

"The first known capture of a banded killifish, Fundulus diaphanus, in the Columbia River was on 19 August 1971 in a beach seine at Jones Beach, Oregon (River Kilometer 75) (Misitano and Sims, 1974). The recorded geographic range for this species is in fresh and brackish water along the Atlantic coast ... the presence of the fish in the Columbia River was probably due to an unauthorized release."

Views ...

Image, 2012, Jones Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Jones Beach looking downstream, Oregon. Puget Island in background on right. Image taken September 17, 2012.
Image, 2012, Jones Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Jones Beach looking upstream, Oregon. Wallace Island in background. Image taken September 17, 2012.
Image, 2004, Wallace Island and Mount St. Helens, as seen from Jones Beach, click to enlarge
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Wallace Island, with Mount St. Helens in the background, as seen from Jones Beach, Oregon. Image taken November 20, 2004.
Image, 2012, Kitesurfing, Jones Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Kitesurfing, Jones Beach, Oregon. Image taken September 17, 2012.
Image, 2012, Kitesurfing, Jones Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Kitesurfing, Jones Beach, Oregon. Image taken September 17, 2012.
Image, 2012, Kitesurfing, Jones Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Kitesurfing, Columbia River at Jones Beach, Oregon. The upstream end of Puget Island is in the background. Image taken September 17, 2012.
Image, 2012, Kitesurfing, Jones Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Kitesurfing, Columbia River at Jones Beach, Oregon. The upstream end of Puget Island is in the background. Image taken September 17, 2012.
Image, 2004, Cape Horn of Wahkiakum County, Washington, as seen from Jones Beach, click to enlarge
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Cape Horn of Wahkiakum, Washington, as seen from Jones Beach, Oregon. The lesser-known of the Cape Horns along the Columbia River. Looking upstream from Jones Beach, Oregon. Wallace Island is in the distance, right. Image taken November 20, 2004.
Image, 2004, Flandersville, Washington, as seen from Jones Beach, click to enlarge
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Flandersville, Washington, as seen from Jones Beach, Oregon. Looking across the Columbia River at Flandersville, Washington, from Jones Beach, Oregon. Flandersville is just downstream of Cape Horn. Image taken November 20, 2004.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    Hay, K.G., 2004, The Lewis and Clark Columbia River Water Trail, Timber Press, Portland;    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website, 2016;    State of Oregon website, 2014;   

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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