US Coast Guard Station Noyo River

District Eleven

19325 S. Harbor Dr., Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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US Coast Guard Station Noyo River is a small boat station in the Coast Guard’s 11th District, Sector Humboldt Bay. Equipped with two 47ft Motor Lifeboats, the station’s AOR (Area of Responsibility) extends from Point Delgada to the Gualala River and up to 50 nautical miles offshore.

As one of the Coast Guard’s surf stations, Station Noyo River faces the full gamut of challenges every day. Located along California’s north coast, 150 miles north of San Francisco, their proximity to the Pacific and rugged coastline offers picturesque views and is home to some dramatic rescues.


The primary mission of the Station Noyo River is search and rescue with additional responsibilities in law enforcement. The station is located at the Noyo River basin in Fort Bragg, approximately 100 miles south of Eureka.



The closest airport offering regularly scheduled service is Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS). It’s located in Santa Rosa about an hour’s drive (55 miles) from Ukiah and a two hour drive from the Village of Mendocino. Car rental from the airport is available. International travelers to Mendocino County can fly in to San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento International Airports, each of which are located about 2-3 hours from the county, depending on your destination.


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To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.


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


Fort Bragg Unified School District
Redwood Elementary School
Dana Gray Elementary School
Fort Bragg Middle School
Fort Bragg High School


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


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

Mendocino County Public Health (707) 964-4713
In Partnership With The Community, Our Mission Is To Safeguard And Promote The Health And Wellness Of The People Of Mendocino County.


Family and Children Services (707) 962-1100
We are committed to excellence in the delivery of child welfare services in a child-focused, family-centered and culturally competent manner.


Mendocino Coast Humane Society (707) 964-7729
Our mission is to contribute to a better life for animals and to inspire public awareness of animals’ needs.


California Highway Patrol (707) 467-4420


Base Operator (707) 964-6612


Coast Guard housing is available at Station Noyo River.
The houses are well-maintained and considered some of the Coast Guard’s finest housing.
The houses are 3 or 4 bedrooms on a cul-de-sac and each house has an attached garage as well as good sized front and back yards.
There are only 7 houses available – living on the economy is allowed also.

Fort Bragg – Fort Bragg, CA

Fort Bragg is a town in California with a population of 7,269. Fort Bragg is in Mendocino County. Living in Fort Bragg offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fort Bragg there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fort Bragg and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fort Bragg are above average.

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Talmage is a town in California with a population of 1,156. Talmage is in Mendocino County. Living in Talmage offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Talmage and residents tend to be liberal.

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In Fort Bragg, the summers are comfortable, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 72°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 77°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from June 18 to October 6, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 72°F and low of 52°F. The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from November 21 to February 7, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 42°F and high of 55°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from October 25 to April 20, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on January 10. The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from April 20 to October 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on August 3.

The cost of living index in Fort Bragg, CA is 132 – that puts it 5% lower than the average of California and 32% higher than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Fort Bragg, CA, the price of goods and services are 17% higher than the average of California as well as 29% higher than the nation’s average.

Fort Bragg is a coastal city on California’s famed Mendocino Coast. The city is as a popular Northern California getaway for its picturesque Pacific Ocean beaches, many of which are uniquely littered with eroded glass due to the city’s ocean dumping practices in the early 20th century.


Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are a 47-acre botanical garden facility located in Fort Bragg near California Highway One. The gardens were originally founded in 1961 and maintained as a private property until 1982 – when 12 acres were donated to the Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District. The remaining 35 acres of the facility were acquired in 1991 and developed under a master plan according to the California Coastal Conservancy. Today, it is home to significant collections of native and exotic coastal Mediterranean plants, including camellias, fuschias, magnolias, begonias, rhododendrons, and maple and conifer trees. Canyon, wetland, forest, and coastal bluff areas are preserved within the gardens, along with a historic 19th-century home, cemetery, and orchard facility. Public special events at the gardens include an annual Art in the Gardens festival in August and a holiday Festival of Lights.


Fort Bragg Coastal Trail is a 4.5-mile-long paved trail that was constructed by the City of Fort Bragg as part of the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail and Restoration Project. The first phase of the trail opened to the public in January of 2015 and meanders through 82 acres of the city’s former Georgia-Pacific Mill site and other industrial lands – stretching along more than a mile of coastal bluff drainage area that has recently been restored to its natural state. 14 interpretive signs detail facts about the region’s natural and economic history, and two welcome plazas welcome trail users at the trail’s Glass Beach trailhead.


MacKerricher State Park is a California State Park that is located near the city of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. It spans along nine miles of coastline, encompassing areas of wetland, forest, headland, dune, and beach habitats. On the park’s northern end, Inglenook Fen Ten Mile Dunes Preserve protects a sensitive dune ecosystem, while the Ten Mile River marks the park’s northernmost boundary. At its southern end, the park is home to the famed Glass Beach, which is known for its sand-polished glass fields created from garbage deposits in the mid-20th century. Fishing is offered at the 30-acre Lake Clone, a manmade reservoir created by the damming of a former brackish marsh. Other popular outdoor activities include hiking, biking, and horseback riding, with facilities available for overnight camping. Ranger-led programming includes excursions for coastal whale watching.

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