Charleston Marina and Boat Launch

The Charleston Marina Boat Launch Viewed from the Water.Charleston Marina Boat Launch and Docks.Location: West of Highway 101 on Cape Arago highway across the South Slough where the Coos River meets the Pacific Ocean.

Nearest Tackle: Coos River Watershed Tackle Store Locator.

Parking: As much as you need.

Accessibility: $5 access fee for a daily launch and annual permits can be purchasedCharleston Marina Fish Cleaning Station. at the Charleston Marina Office.  Paved ramps reaching well into the harbor even at the lowest of low tides allowing for launching of all size vessels.  At extreme low tide the ramp can become somewhat slick due to seaweed growth so please go slow while launching.  The harbor is deep and the channels are well marked.

The Facilities at the Charleston Boat Launch and Marina are Top Notch.  Always Nice to Take Home Fresh Fish for Dinner.

Facilities: Full docks year-round, restrooms, showers, restaurants, seafood processing facilities, gas on the water and on land, ice at local fish plants on the water, and moorage (nightly, weekly, monthly, yearly).

Watch for Changing Bar Conditions.Attention: The Coos Bay bar (where the Pacific Ocean meets the Coos River) can become dangerous on strong outgoing tides.  Watch for changing bar conditions and try to cross during a flooding tide.  Carry the proper safety equipment and do not hesitate to contact the USCG if you are in need of assistance either through the marine radio or cell phones.   When When Exiting the Harbor Keep the Red Buoys on Your Left Side.  When Returning Keep the Red Buoys on Your Right Side.  'Red Right Returning' Will Keep you in the Main Channels.Exiting the harbor make sure you stay in the marked channel.  A simple saying, red on the right returning will ensure you stay in the main channels. Basically, keep the red buoys on your starboard, right, side when returning to the harbor.  So, when you exit the harbor, keep the red buoys on your port, left, side.

 

 

 
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