Coast Guard STATION siuslaw river

Thirteenth District / Sector North Bend

4255 Coast Guard Rd., Florence, OR 97439
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Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River was established in 1917 about three miles northwest of Florence, Oregon. Under the boat station streamlining initiative, CGS Siuslaw River became a sub-unit of Station Umpqua River in 1997. Due to silting and river runoff and a narrow entrance, the Siuslaw River breaks nearly every day of the year making it difficult for successful bar crossings. The facilities at the Station included administrational and operational spaces, eight housing units, and a boat house. The watchtower is located just three miles from the Station.
The primary mission of CGS Siuslaw River includes search and rescue operations for commercial mariners, recreational boaters and surfers. Other missions include: escorting fishing vessels across the bar, marine environmental protection, fisheries conservation enforcement, towing, and enforcing boating safety regulations. Each year, the Station averages about 175 cases of escorting fishing vessels across the bar. The area of responsibility starts 16 miles north of the Station at Cape Perpetua and extends nine miles south to Siltcoos River. Currently, 26 active duty personnel are assigned to Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River.


USCG Station Siuslaw River is located in the city of Florence, in Lane County, in southeast Oregon. It lies at the mouth of the Siuslaw River on the Pacific Ocean about midway between Newport and Coos Bay along U.S. Route 101.

If you are arriving from the south off of U.S. Route 101, you will turn left at 9th Street and drive west towards the coast. Turn right onto Rhododendron Dr. and head north along the coast and take a slight left turn onto Coast Guard Road. The Station will be just up ahead on your left along the Siuslaw River.

If you are arriving from the Newport, north off of U.S. Route 101, you will turn right onto 35th St. and drive west towards the coast. Turn right onto Rhododendron Dr. and head north along the coast and take a slight left turn onto Coast Guard Road. The Station will be just up ahead on your left along the Siuslaw River.

The Florence Municipal Airport is located just off U.S. Route 101 and is just minutes from the Station. The Eugene Airport is located east of Florence and is about 62 miles away, or about a 1.5 hour drive.
The Portland International Airport (PDX) is 174 miles away and is a little over 3 hours from Florence.

The Rhody Express, operated by River Cities Taxi within the city, runs bus routes on a 60-minute route schedule Monday through Friday. Pacific Crest Bus Lines and Greyhound Bus Lines offer bus routes from Coos Bay and Eugene.


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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

CGS Siuslaw River is served by the Siuslaw School District, which is made up of three schools:

Siuslaw Elementary School
Siuslaw Middle School
Siuslaw High School


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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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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.

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Lane County, Oregon

Health and Human Services (541) 682-4035

Greenhill Humane Society (541) 689-1503

Sheriff’s Office (541) 682-4150

Siuslaw Public Library (541) 997-3132

Phone (541) 997-3631


CG Station Siuslaw River does not offer government housing, but rentals and homes can be found in the city of Florence.

Heceta Beach
2.4 miles from CG Station Siuslaw Rivers

Just minutes from the Station, this neighborhood offers plenty of amenities and shopping nearby.

Florentine Estates
3.2 miles from CG Station Siuslaw River

Located just off U.S. Route 101, this neighborhood is close to shopping and is just minutes from the station.

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In Florence, the summers are comfortable and dry, while the winters are cold, wet and mostly cloudy. The average rainfall in Florence is about 70 inches per year. The temperature typically varies between 41° F and 61° F and really freezes or goes above 71° F. The warm season lasts for about 3 months during the summer months and is typically the clearest time of the year. The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and last for about 8 months. December is typically the coldest month of the year. The months from June to October can be comfortably humid.
The overall cost of living index for the city of Florence is 105, which is 8% lower than the average of Oregon and 5% higher than the national 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 Florence, OR, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Oregon as well as 18% higher than the nation’s average.

Florence is located midway between Newport and Coos Bay off of U.S. Route 101 along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Historically, the mainstays of Florence’s economy were logging, commercial fishing, and agriculture, but recently tourism in the area has become increasingly significant. In recent years, Florence has become more of a retirement town, but attracts tourists and families throughout the year because of the amazing beaches, moderate climate and recreational opportunities.

Siuslaw National Forest was established in 1908 and includes the popular Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Recreational activities in this area include fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, whale watching, and mountain biking. Only a half mile hike up the hill, the Heceta Head Lighthouse, built in 1892, was restored in 2013 and is the brightest light on the Oregon Coast. About 11 miles north of Florence is the Sea Lion Caveswhich is America’s largest sea cave. A privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary, the caves help protect the local marine animals and marine environment.

Other notable locations include: John Dellenback Dunes Trail, Heceta Beach, Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, and the Hobbit Trail.

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