How to reach:
To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of US HWY 101 and state HWY 42 south of Coos Bay, follow HWY 42 south for 20.1 km (12.5 mi) past the town of Coquille to the gravel driveway on the right hand side just before the intersection with Rink Creek Road, turn right onto the driveway for 99690 Highway 42, drive past the two houses and barn and proceed west 0.3 km (0.2 mi) on the dirt track road across the field to the gate at an abandoned railroad grade. Walk west across the railroad grade to the fenced steel piling structure with wood deck on the river bank. The bench marks are located along the dirt track access road to the highway. The tide gauge will be attached to the steel piling structure.