About the Dock
A unique aspect of the Port of Port Orford is the fact that there is no ocean bar to cross. This results in more fishable days per year. Ocean access is gained by use of one of the Port's hoists, which can lift boats weighing up to 25,000 pounds. Since the Port is situated on the open ocean, moorage in the water is only possible for short periods during calmer weather. Thus all commercial boats from Port Orford have trailers on which they are kept upon the dock. The Port has two hoists available, and is currently in the process of making the sport hoist more accessible by means of a floating dock.