The Port District of Brookings-Harbor covers an area of 400 square miles reaching from the mouth of the Pistol River south to the Oregon-California border, and east to the Curry-Josephine County line. The Port District is governed by a five-member board of commissioners, elected at-large from the district which has a population of approximately 16,000 people.
The Port of Brookings-Harbor is the busiest recreational Port on the Oregon coast generating more than 31,000 trips for more than 95,000 boaters. It is one of the most active Chinook salmon harbors on the coast as well.
The Port of Brookings-Harbor offers a unique opportunity to experience the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast.
The mission of the Port of Brookings-Harbor is:
- To preserve and enhance its economic activities;
- To facilitate, through the creation of local, state, and federal partnerships, the full economic potential of the Port of Brookings-Harbor and Curry County;
- To develop a course of action, that over time, ensures the self sufficiency of the Port District.
The commissioners, management, and staff of the Port of Brookings-Harbor recognize that their primary responsibility is to optimally manage the publicly owned assets of the Port for the purpose of serving the public interest by encouraging economic growth of the Port District and Curry County, as a whole.
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- The Port of Brookings-Harbor District covers over 400 square-miles.
- The assessed valuation of the Port District is $968,000,000.
- The Port of Brookings-Harbor represents over 75 percent of the population base for Curry County.
- The Port of Brookings is the busiest recreational Port on the Oregon Coast with more than 31,000 bar crossings and more than 95,000 recreational users in 2002.
- The Port has more than 5,000 commercial fishing vessels that visit the Port annually.
- The Port moves more than 20 million pounds of bait, fuel, ice and fish products across its docks annually.
- Because of its location and geographical configuration, the Port of Brookings-Harbor is listed as a "Harbor of Refuge" by the U.S. Coast Guard.
- The Chetco River, on which the Port is located, is the safest bar on the Oregon Coast with more than 280 passable days per year.
- The Port of Brookings-Harbor is classified as a Shallow-draft harbor. Shallow-draft harbors are defined as those with 14 feet or less depth.
- Shallow-draft harbors are dependent upon commercial and recreational fishing to maintain port infrastructure.