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Building Strong® at the Depoe Bay

2 aerial images of Depoe BayDepoe Bay is located on the Oregon coast 100 miles south of the mouth of Columbia River.

The entrance to Depoe Bay features two breakwaters to the north, an eight-foot-deep, 50-foot-wide entrance channel, an inner basin with a retaining wall on the east side of the bay and a sediment basin near the mouth of Depoe Bay Creek. The most recent improvements were completed in 1966. Facilities in the inner basin of Depoe Bay consist of landings and floats to accommodate operators of excursion and commercial fishing boats.

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: Depoe Bay

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Facilities are considered adequate for existing commerce.

Two 160-foot breakwaters are at the north end of the entrance channel.
The channel is 50 feet wide and eight feet deep with additional width at the seaward end.

Boat basin:
The boat basin is 750 feet long, 390 feet wide, and eight feet deep.
There is a concrete retaining wall on the east of the boat basin.
There is also a sediment check dam and catch basin on South Depoe Creek.

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Graphic illustration map of Depoe Bay
Rivers and Harbors Acts of Aug. 26, 1937, and March 2, 1945.
Section 107 Project in 1960.