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Oregon Film Trail Unveils New Sign At Depoe Bay Harbor

An Oregon Film Trail sign will be unveiled in Depoe Bay, honoring the town harbor’s starring role as a location in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

The Depoe Bay Chamber is hosting an unveiling of the newest sign on the Oregon Film Trail in the World’s Smallest Harbor (between dock 1 and 2). The event will take place Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 4pm. A reception will follow at Dockside Charters harbor location.

Check out this brochure for more event information.

This sign marks an important filming location related to the classic feature film, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and features a few facts and anecdotes about the film. The Depoe Bay harbor featured prominently in the film when Jack Nicholson’s character, Randle “Mac” McMurphy, staged an escape from hospital and led his fellow patients to the harbor where they commandeered a fishing boat and took it out for a day’s fishing. Dockside Charters provided the picture boat for the film when it was shot in March 1975.

Come see for yourself!

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Carved and shaped by powerful natural forces, Depoe Bay is the site of the world’s smallest navigable harbor. Waves run beneath lava beds creating spouting geysers up to 100 feet into the air. Sea caves line our scenic rocky shoreline.

Depoe Bay is teeming with marine life and rich in natural resources. The stunning beauty of Depoe Bay’s rugged rocky coastline, snug harbor and easy access via Highway 101 make it one of the most popular destinations along the Central Oregon Coastline. A huge sea wall runs the length of the downtown area allowing visitors to shop or dine always within view of the ocean. We have the distinction of being the only town on the entire coast with this amenity. Our fairy tale fishing village is brimming with colorful stores, gift shops and galleries featuring maritime collectibles, fine art, apparel and the tastiest candies and salt water taffy available. Watch whales frolic and feed in our bay, explore tide pools and feel the power of the surf. At day’s end, follow the path of the setting sun as it sinks into the Pacific in a blaze of glory.

Future Events:..

  • Thursday, December 5 – Community Holiday Pot-luck Dinner (reservations required – please call office)
  • Thursday, December 19 – Unveiling of 1st Depoe Bay Oregon Historic Film Trail Signage
    (4 pm between dock 1 and dock 2, reception to follow)
Contact Us

The Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce
223 SW Hwy 101 Ste B
P. O. Box 21
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

Phone 541-765-2889
Fax 541-765-2836
Toll Free 877-485-8348

Email Us

General Chamber information: info@depoebaychamber.org

Visitor information: visitorcenter@depoebaychamber.org