Coast Guard STATION UMPQUA RIVER

Thirteenth District / Sector North Bend

335 Beach Blvd., Winchester Bay, OR 97467
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ABOUT

Established in 1962, Coast Guard Station Umpqua River is located in the fishing community of Winchester Bay, near Reedsport. The facilities include the administration and operations building, unaccompanied personnel housing building, and a boat maintenance facility. Additional rooms were added in 1988. The new boat haul-out is a state-of-the-art facility. The Station maintains two watchtowers, one about 4 miles from away and the other up on the hill near the Umpqua Light.
CGS Umpqua River has an area of responsibility from Heceta Head on the Oregon coast down south to the Coos Bay-North Bend area. The Stations duties include performing rough water rescues, enforcement of laws and treaties, marine environmental protection, maritime law enforcement, boating safety and the implementation of commercial fishing vessel safety regulations. Spring and summer operational activities include towing distressed vessels and assisting recreational boaters. Fall and winter operational activities include escorting the commercial fishing fleet across the bar. Currently, 43 active duty personnel and 5 reserve personnel are assigned to Coast Guard Station Umpqua River.
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ARRIVAL

USCG Station Umpqua River is located midway between Florence and Coos Bay-North Bend along the Pacific coast. The Station is just off U.S. Route 101. Take Broadway Avenue and drive north until you reach 4th St. and then turn left. The Station will be just ahead.

The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in North Bend, is located 22 miles south of Winchester Bay. 

The Eugene Airport is located about 84 miles away.

The Portland International Airport (PDX) is 214 miles away and is almost a 4-hour drive.

Bus service is available from Eugene and Portland to Reedsport, which is only 3.4 miles from Winchester Bay.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

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 http://www.corestandards.org/. 

CGS Umpqua River is served by the Reedsport School District 105, which is made up of the following two schools: Highland Elementary and Reedsport Community Charter School.

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

 
 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

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

 

Douglas County, Oregon

Public Health (541) 440-3571

Reedsport K9 Shelter (541) 662-2062

Sheriff’s Office in Roseburg (541) 440-4450

Lower Umpqua Public Library (541) 271-3500

Commanding Officer (541) 271-2138

Housing

CGS Umpqua River offers living quarters to personnel without dependents. Personnel with dependents should find housing in the area and live on the economy. Nearby Reedsport offers additional housing opportunities.

Reedsport
5.3 miles from Station Umpqua River

Reedsport is a safe, family-friendly town with nearby shopping and amenities.

Lakeside
8.0 miles from Station Umpqua River

Lakeside is a small town about 12 minutes south of Winchester Bay, which offers additional housing options.

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Community

Winchester Bay gets about 73 inches of rain per year. November is the rainiest month with 20.3 inches of rain. The driest month is July with only 4.5 rainy days. On average, there are 179 sunny days per year. August is the hottest month with an average high temperature of about 69° F, which makes it one of the coolest places in Oregon during the summer. The most pleasant months are August, September and July. December has the coldest nighttime temperatures with an average of 37.6° F. In Winchester Bay, there are 21.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing.
The overall cost of living index for the city of Winchester Bay is 104, which is 9% lower than the Oregon average and 4% higher than the national average. The average home price is $168,100 and the average rent price is $949.00 per month; the cost of housing in Winchester Bay is 9% lower than the national average. The Oregon general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.

Winchester Bay, in Douglas County, Oregon is located midway between Florence and North Bend/Coos Bay along the Oregon coast. It is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon with a population of about 400 people. 

The area surrounding Winchester Bay offers a number of parks and attractions, including the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the Umpqua Discovery Center, the Umpqua Lighthouse, Overlook Beach Trail, and Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and many outdoor activities, including hiking, swimming, golfing, sandboarding, and whale watching.

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