The Rogue River Harbor at Gold Beach rises in Cascade Range of southwestern Oregon, flows westerly through the Coast Range and empties into Pacific Ocean, 264 miles south of the Columbia River and 381 miles north of the San Francisco Bay.
The entrance of the Rogue River provides two jetties and a 13-foot-deep, 300-foot-wide channel from the ocean to a turning basin about one-quarter mile downstream of the state highway bridge. Construction of both jetties was completed in 1960. The north jetty was damaged in the 1964 flood and repaired in 1966. Three timber pile groins were constructed in 1984 as a five-year test of their ability to reduce shoaling of the small-boat basin access channel. In 1989, the test period was extended for five more years for two of the three test groins. The report concluded that relocation of the boat basin channel was cost effective, and in 1998, in cooperation with the Port of Gold beach, the boat basin channel was relocated approximately 1,000 feet upstream to a new opening in the breakwater provided by the Port of Gold Beach.
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 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.