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 

Contact us:

Phone: 503-808-4510

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Latest News Releases

Corps plans Depoe Bay dredging, after environmental assessment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging Depoe Bay, Ore. to remove 2,000 cubic yards of material between September 13 and the end of the month. The work will take place for seven to 14...
South Jetty rehab close parts of Fort Stevens State Park
South Jetty rehabilitation will temporarily close the observation tower at Lot “C” at Fort Stevens State Park beginning April 19. Lot “C” and the bathrooms remain open for public access but the tower...
Corps hosts Sept. 13 Public Scoping Meeting in Coos Bay
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting an open house-style public scoping meeting about the environmental review of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s proposed modifications to the...

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