Harbor Marina boasts one of the Oregon Coast's largest recreational
facilities, all in an area known for its natural beauty. Whatever
your interests, you'll discover your complete vacation experience
in Salmon Harbor.
Complete Marina Facilities
Salmon Harbor Marina is one of the largest recreational facilities
on the Oregon Coast. The marina has immediate access to the
Umpqua River, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the
Pacific Ocean, and miles of white-sand public beaches.
550 moorage slips are available in Salmon Harbor for short-term
or long-term occupancy, at competitive rates. Both wood and
concrete docks, with shore power and domestic water, are available.
Harbor services include two launch ramps. A full-service fuel dock is available at the west end launch offering Non-Ethanol Premium fuel 92 octane for Water Craft, ATVís and Lawn Tools.
Need repairs or supplies? Winchester Bay businesses offer
a range of services for mariners. As well as sling-type
and crane-type launching facilities for larger vessels. The U.S. Coast Guard is
also available to assist you from their station in Salmon
Harbor. Visitors are welcome to tour their facility. Please call
ahead (541-271-2138) to make arrangements.
Salmon Harbor also has 124 self-contained camping sites available
with restroom and shower facilities.
These campsites are on a first come first serve basis and are available year-round.
Visitors with historical interests will want to tour the
Umpqua River Lighthouse, over a century old and commanding
dramatic views of the Oregon Dunes and the Pacific Ocean.
In nearby Reedsport, the Umpqua Discovery Center offers a
glimpse into the region's past, from the times of the Kuuich
tribe to the present. Historic homes dot the community of
Gardiner, just the other side of the Umpqua River.
Don't miss the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, just outside
Reedsport on Highway 38, where you can view these majestic
animals in a protected natural setting. Whales travel past
Winchester Bay on their annual migration each spring. And
you'll find a range of coastal wildlife along the many hiking
trails in the area.
Few anglers go home from Salmon Harbor empty-handed. Species
in the area include Chinook salmon, striped bass, steelhead,
sturgeon, chad, pink fin perch, and small mouth bass. We've
become known as the Crab Capital of Oregon for the delicious
Dungeness crab you can catch right off the docks, and several
different species of clam are just a pail and shovel away.
It's hard to match the exhilaration of climbing the towering
Oregon Dunes in an all-terrain vehicle. Bring your own, or
rent locally, to explore off the beaten track! Annual events
in Salmon Harbor include competitions for the dedicated ATV-er.
Or, for a taste of "old-fashioned" off-roading,
dogsleds meet the dunes in the annual Dune Mushers' Run.