Building Strong® at the Baker Bay

Baker Bay is a shallow body of water about 15 miles square, near the mouth of the Columbia River. The bay is separated from the river by Sand Island, a low-lying sand bar only a few feet above high tide level.

The bay houses wharves, floats, ramps, and berths, for fishing craft, barges and tow-boats. The small-boat basin and protecting breakwater provides moorings for numerous fishing and recreational craft year-round. The facilities are considered adequate for existing commerce.

The Corps of Engineers does not maintain recreation facilities at this location. Please stay off the jetties as they are hazardous and not intended for recreational use. Nearby and/or adjacent recreational facilities fall under the jurisdiction of private, local or state agencies. Learn more about jetties and why they are unsuitable for recreation at Understanding Coastal Jetties.

For more information

Oregon Coastal Harbors pamphlet 

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Phone: 503-808-4510

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Operations: Baker Bay

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West Channel
Channel is 2,000 feet long, 200 feet wide, 16 feet deep
Thence A Channels is 2.5 miles long, 150 feet wide, 16 feet

East Channel
Channel is 4 miles long, 200 feet wide, 10 feet deep

Other features:
At Ilwaco, Wash. is a 20-acre mooring basin 10 to 12 feet deep, protected by breakwaters.



Graphic illustration map of Baker Bay