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Sector Columbia River
2185 SE 12th Place Warrenton, OR 97146


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Sector Columbia River

Protecting the Pacific Northwest

Columbia River Bar Hazards

The Coast Guard maintains a recorded bar and weather forecast report at each station. The recording is updated every 3 hours during daylight or when weather conditions change. In addition Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment can be contacted via VHF-FM Channel 16 for conditions of the bar. New "Restricted Bar" warning signs and lights have been installed at Ilwaco, Chinook, Hammond, and Skipanon boat ramps. If these lights are on... there is some type of safety restriction for the Columbia River bar.

NEW - Local Bar Conditions (click to see bar camera images and latest bar observations and Coast Guard restrictions

Danger Areas

Columbia River Bar Pilots web site
Columbia River Pilots web site


Last Modified 1/12/2016