Coast Guard STATION COQUILLE RIVER

Thirteenth District / Sector North Bend

399 2nd St. SW, Bandon, OR 97411
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ABOUT

Coast Guard Station Coquille River, located in Bandon, Oregon, is operational seasonally as a search and rescue detachment stationed near the entrance of the Coquille River. The summer season, typically from the last week of May through the end of September, brings strong currents, shallow depths and layers of fog, so patrol of the area is necessary.
The Coquille River Detachment operates a 47-foot motor lifeboat, which patrols the shoreline and monitors the safety of recreational boat traffic. The Bandon inlet has been known for hazardous waters, especially during the summer months. The waters may appear calm, but dangerous waves can appear out of nowhere. The boat crew and lifeboat are operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The crew typically responds to an average of 20 to 30 cases each year. Currently, 10 active duty personnel and 1 reserve personnel are assigned to Coast Guard Station Coquille River.
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ARRIVAL

Bandon is located about 25 miles south of Coos Bay and about 84 north of Brookings, Oregon. Hwy 101 connects Bandon with the Coos Bay-North Bend area, north of Bandon. USCG Station Coquille River is located on the south side of the river and just off of Hwy 101.

Portland, Oregon is about 250 miles north of Bandon, which is about a 4-5 hour drive. The Southwestern Oregon Regional Airport (OTH) in North Bend, is about 29 miles north, or a 45-minute drive from Bandon.
The Eugene Airport (EUG) is about a three-hour drive northeast of Bandon. Additionally, Coos County Area Transit (CCAT) offers a number of bus routes in the area.

 

Visit this page to see more specific information about getting to Bandon.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN 

To be eligible for kindergarten in Oregon, a student must have turned 5 on or before September 1. The compulsory school age in the state of Oregon is age 7. However, that number drops to ages 5 to 6 once the child is enrolled in public school. For kindergarten, the state of Oregon does offer an early entry option.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

CG Station Coquille River is served by the Bandon School District, which is made up of three schools:

 

Ocean Crest Elementary (K-4)
Harbor Lights Middle School (5-8)
Bandon High School (9-12)

Bandon Pacific Christian School is a private school that is available in the area.

 

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Coos County, Oregon 

 

Coos Health & Wellness (541) 266-6700

 

Pacific Cove Humane Society (541) 756-6522

 

Sheriff’s Office (541) 396-7800

 

North Bend Public Library (541) 756-0400

 

Bandon Public Library (541) 347-2437

Phone (541) 347-2038

Housing

CGS Coquille River is operational seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day in the city of Bandon, Oregon. Local apartments can be rented in the city of Bandon, but availability may be limited. The Coos Bay-North Bend area offers more housing opportunities and is about 25 miles north of Bandon.

Bunker Hill
25 miles from CG Station Coquille River

Located in Coos Bay, this area offers plenty of amenities and shopping nearby.

Englewood

25 miles from CG Station Coquille River

Located south of Coos Bay, this area is easily accessible from Hwy 101 and offers plenty of amenities.

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Community

The summer months in Bandon are mostly dry and cool, while the winter months see lots of rain and overcast conditions. The average rainfall each year is about 58 inches. The high temperature in July is about 68° F and the lows are generally in the 50s, on average.
The overall cost of living index for the city of Bandon, Oregon is 103, which is below the average for Oregon and is just above the national average. The median home price is $178,000, which is 28% lower than the average in Oregon; the median rent price is $651, which is 31% lower than the average in Oregon.

Bandon, Oregon, in Coos County, is a small town with a population of about 3,000, offering stunning views, fresh air and friendly people. It is also known for being a pet-friendly town, so you can bring your animals to the beach with you. Enjoy the many outdoor recreational opportunities and attractions that are always open and always in season because of the temperate climate all year. Walk the beaches for miles and enjoy the spectacular sunsets this area has to offer.


Known as “the cranberry capital” of Oregon, enjoy the many local cranberry-infused dishes like, Cranberry Salsa and Cranberry Candy. Each year over the second weekend in September, Bandon hosts the “Annual Cranberry Festival”, which is one of southwestern Oregon’s best-known events.


Bandon is also known for a series of championship golf courses, the Bandon Dunes, that are fashioned in the original Scottish style. In addition, the City Park offers picnic tables, gazebos, baseball and softball fields and a frisbee golf course.


And, don’t forget to visit the Historic Coast Guard Building, located in Bandon, which was built in 1939 and served as the Coquille River Lifeboat Station.

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