Oregon International Port of Coos Bay owns and operates the
Charleston Marina, the Charleston Marina RV Park and the
Charleston Shipyard, all of which serve various market
segments in the community – commercial fishing and seafood
processing, recreational fishing and boating, tourism and a
growing retail and commercial sector.
The port adopted a master
plan for the development and management of port-owned
property and marine related activities in the Charleston
area in the early 1990s and updated that plan in early 2007
to reflect changing economic conditions, environmental
values and shifts in facility use over the years.
of several projects related to the plan, the port worked with community members
starting in December 2012 through June 2013 in a collaborative process
for a 2013 Charleston Harbor Master Plan Update. A
Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE)/Americorps
representative facilitated the process to gather
community input from users of the
facilities, local area residents, other public agencies and
various advocacy and community support groups in the
Charleston area. From that information, the port developed
this comprehensive and flexible plan to produce the greatest benefit for Charleston and
Oregon’s Bay Area.
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read to Master Plan Update.
How can you be involved in improving Charleston?
Port of Coos Bay staff
understands that Charleston residents, business owners and
other interested people may have ongoing comments and ideas
to share, in addition to a desire to support projects
identified in the Master Plan. We
welcome the conversation. Interested people can share
comments by contacting:
(541) 888-2548 office
or email to
Charleston Marina Complex.
Meetings and documents
2007 Charleston Marina Master Plan
Master Plan Project
Phase I Improvements
Resurfacing outer basin with parking improvements, rip-rap
repair, resurfacing Eel Avenue with parking improvements and
establish a paved area behind Seahawk Seafood with drainage.
Phase II Improvements:
Completed – Inner basin restroom building replacement
and shower facilities.
Partially completed –
Paving, parking, sidewalk and curbing
enhancements to the
area around the Oregon Institute of Marine
interpretive center at the corner of Guano Rock and Boat
Completed – The Port was also successful in receiving an
award on the behalf of Coos County for a Transportation
Enhancement (TE) grant from the Oregon Department of
Transportation (ODOT). This project provided
approximately 2,400 lineal feet of curbing, sidewalks,
landscaping, lighting and storm drain improvements to Boat
Basin Road from OIMB to approximately Davey Jones’ Locker.
The Port partnered with
the South Slough National
Estuarine Research Reserve for construction of a
paddlecraft launch near the entrance to the slough.
utilities have been placed underground.
Completed – The
Port received an Oregon State Marine Board grant for
construction of a new fish cleaning station near the
Charleston Marina boat launch.