Coast Guard STATION DEPOE BAY

Thirteenth District / Sector North Bend

240 SW Coast Guard Drive, Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
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ABOUT

CG Station Depoe Bay was established in 1940 and is located about 16 miles north of Newport, Oregon. Known as “the world’s smallest harbor”, the harbor entrance measures 50 feet wide by 150 yards long. The vertical clearance at the entrance is only 42 feet. In 1997, Station Depoe Bay became a sub-unit of Station Yaquina Bay, which is about 14 miles south along the southern coast of Oregon. Currently, 19 active duty personnel and 4 reserve personnel are assigned to Station Depoe Bay.

Station Depot Bay’s primary responsibilities include search and rescue operations of commercial mariners, recreational boaters and surfers. This station also supports other efforts including marine environmental protection, fisheries conservation enforcement, towing and enforcing boating safety regulations conducted by various CG units in the area.
This station’s area of responsibility extends north to Cape Kiwanda and south to Heceta Head; its assets include one 47-foot motor lifeboat, one 30-foot surf rescue boat, and a 24-foot rigid hull inflatable boat. Currently, 19 active duty personnel and 4 reserve personnel are assigned to CG Station Depoe Bay.
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ARRIVAL

Station Depoe Bay is located just off S Highway 101, midway between Newport (15 minutes south) and Lincoln City (15 minutes north). Take Evans St. off of Hwy 101 towards the coast and turn right onto SW Coast Ave. Station Depoe Bay will be on your right.

Most people use private vehicles to get around, but the area does offer bus transportation from local cities in the area. Visit this page to learn more about local bus routes in Lincoln County.

 

Use the NWConnector tool to plan your transportation along the Oregon coast.

 

The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH) in North Bend is the only commercial airport on the Oregon Coast and is about 109 miles from Depoe Bay and a 2.5 hour drive.

 

The Portland International Airport (PDX) is 110 miles from Depoe Bay, which is about a 2.5-hour drive.

 

The Eugene Airport (EUG) is about 2 hours southeast of Depoe Bay.

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 Depoe Bay is served by the Lincoln County School District (LCSD). Schools are located in Newport (south) and Lincoln City (north).

 

Newport Schools:
Newport High School
Newport Middle School
Sam Case Elementary

 

Lincoln Schools:
Taft 7-12 Middle & High School
Taft Elementary School
Oceanlake Elementary School

 

The area also has three charter schools:

Career Tech High
Eddyville Charter School
Siletz Valley

 

There are also a variety of private school options including:

 

Faith Baptist Preschool and Kindergarten
Little Lighthouse Preschool
Saint James Santiago School
Lincoln City Seventh Day Adventist School

 

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

 

 

Lincoln County, Oregon


Health & Human Services (541) 265-4112


Humane Society Central Coast (541) 265-3719


Sheriff’s Office (541) 265-4277


Newport Public Library (541) 265-2153


Driftwood Public Library (541) 996-2277

Officer in Charge (541) 765-2124

Housing

CG Station Depoe Bay has 7 single-family homes located in two separate neighborhoods in town and are just minutes from the station. The homes have 3-4 bedrooms and each has a yard. Check with the station to determine availability. Nearby Station Yaquina Bay in Newport also has housing available and is about 15-20 minutes away. Apartments for rent are available in Lincoln City (20 min. north) and Newport (15 min. south).

Wecoma Beach
9.7 miles from CG Station Depoe Bay

Located north in Lincoln City, this area offers quick access to Hwy 101 and plenty of amenities.

Agate Beach
12.8 miles from CG Station Depoe Bay

Located south in Newport, this area offers lots of amenities and is about 18 minutes from Depoe Bay.

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Community

CG Station Depoe Bay is located along the southern coast of Oregon, about 16 miles north of Newport, Oregon. The weather is generally mild and humid, but it can get cold during the winter months. This area typically has two seasons: summer and winter. Due to its location, Depoe Bay gets a lot of rain all year round; the average annual precipitation is over 97 inches. The best months in Depoe Bay are July and August; the coldest month is December. The temperature typically varies from 41° F to 65° F year-round, and rarely dip into freezing temperatures, and do not tend to rise above 70° F during the warmest months.

The overall cost of living index for the city of Depoe Bay is 117, which is slightly higher than the Oregon average and considerably higher than the national average. Depoe Bay is a small town with not a lot of amenities, but nearby towns (Lincoln City and Newport) have more shopping opportunities. The average home price is $273,600, which is 11% higher than the Oregon average; the average rent price is $999 per month, which is 6% higher than the Oregon average. Many people choose to live in either Lincoln City or Newport, which offer more housing opportunities and amenities.

Depoe Bay is a small town in Lincoln County of less than 1,500 residents, and is midway between the larger cities of Lincoln City and Newport, Oregon. Named after the 6-acre harbor that the city promotes as “the world’s smallest harbor”, Depoe Bay was named after the Siletz Indian, Charles “Charley” Depot, who was given the land in 1894. The family name later changed to “DePoe”. 

Located along the southern coast of Oregon, this beautiful town and its surrounding areas offer plenty of things to do year round. The temperate climate and beautiful landscape provides the perfect opportunity for a variety of activities. Enjoy the many beaches along the coast and take advantage of the many whale watching sites this area has to offer. In fact, Depoe Bay is known as “the whale watching capital of the world”. Many people who live here enjoy hiking, boating, crabbing and fishing.

 The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is a popular attraction and has been ranked as one of the top ten aquariums in North America. Adjacent to the aquarium is the Hatfield Marine Science Center, operated by Oregon State University.
 

Some other points of interest include: Boiler Bay, Devil’s Punch Bowl State Natural Area, Otter Crest Viewpoint, Whale Watch Center, Devil’s Lake, Agate Beach, Beverly Beach State Park, Cascade Head, and the Lincoln County Historical Museum.

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