Coast Guard Station Quillayute River
350 Main St, La Push, WA, United States 98350
Coast Guard Station Quillayute River is located in La Push, Washington, on the Quileute Indian Reservation. Station facilities are under a 50-year land lease and include barracks, gym, operations and administrative buildings. The Station is in the Pacific Northwest 13th district which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. More than 3,000 active duty and reserve members, civilian employees, and Coast Guard Auxiliarists are stationed in the Pacific Northwest. D13 operational assets include 21 Cutters, 132 Boats and 11 Aircraft.
The station’s area of responsibility, which extends from Cape Alava, WA, south to Queets River, WA, includes the treacherous inlet at the mouth of the Quillayute River. The jagged rock frame and unpredictable surf zone make navigating the inlet a challenge. Subsequently, the station’s boat crews are trained to conduct rescues in rough weather using two 47-foot motor lifeboats, which are capable of operating in 50-knot sustained winds, 30 foot seas, and 20 foot surf. The station personnel also assist the local police department, fire department and park service with emergency flood response.
Arriving at Coast Guard Station Quillayute River
Sea-Tac Airport, located near Seattle, about 144 mi/232 km from Forks, is the closest major international airport. A Budget Rent-a-Car branch (360-452-4774) is located at the airport in Port Angeles.
There are approximately 31 active duty and reservists attached to Coast Guard Station Quillayute River.