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13th Coast Guard District
915 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98174

Oregon/Washington Coast
Hazardous Bar

Informational Phone Numbers

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the roughest bars in the world. Unfortunately some boaters are unaware of the warnings, laws and hazards specific to the Pacific Northwest. Many boating accidents and fatalities in the Pacific Northwest have been attributed to hazardous coastal bar conditions.

The Coast Guard conducts surveillance on the bars during predawn hours to sundown. Each station broadcasts bar conditions on VHF Channel 16 as well as a recorded voice line at the station that can be reached by telephone.

Boaters should check closure information and current bar restrictions by contacting your local Coast Guard or visit the Oregon State Marine Board’s website.

Phone Numbers

Chetco River (541) 469-4571

Rogue River (Memorial Day to Labor Day) (541) 247-7219

Coquille River (Memorial Day to Labor Day) (541) 347-2038

Coos Bay (541) 888-3102

Umpqua River (541) 271-4244

Siuslaw River (541) 902-7792

Yaquina Bay (541) 265- 5511

Depoe Bay (541) 765- 2122

Tillamook Bay (503) 322-3234

Nehalem River (503) 322-3234

Columbia River (360) 642-3565

Grays Harbor (360) 268-0622

Quillayute River (360) 374-6993

Last Modified 11/7/2013