Coast Guard Station Neah Bay
Coast Guard Station Neah Bay is located within the Makah Indian Reservation, approximately 65 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington and 50 miles south of Forks, Washington. The assets consist of two 47-foot motor lifeboats, one 41-foot utility boat and a 27-foot utility boat. Station Neah Bay consists of an administrative and barracks building, a boathouse, a gymnasium, fourteen units of family housing, and a helicopter landing-pad with fueling facilities.
The station’s area of responsibility extends from the Strait of Juan De Fuca east to Pillar Point and south to Cape Alava. The station responds to approximately 100 search and rescue cases a year, mostly involving the heavy traffic of sports-fishermen and tourists
over the summer months. The station’s crew is also responsible for maritime law-enforcement in the area. They conduct nearly 200 safety boardings a year.
Arriving at Coast Guard Station Neah Bay
The highway is the most common way to reach Neah Bay. The closest local airport is located in Port Angeles, serviced by Kenmore Air. The closest international airport is SeaTac in Seattle, which is a 4 hour drive from base.
There are approximately 34 active duty service members attached to Coast Guard Station Neah Bay.