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US Coast Guard Station Noyo River


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.

Arriving at US Coast Guard Station Noyo River
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.