Fernandina Harbor (O&M)

May 2024


Fernandina Harbor (O&M)
Operations and Maintenance
Congressional District: 4


The authorized civil works project coincides with the authorized military project, Kings Bay Entrance Channel. The authorized project provides for two stone jetties at the harbor entrance, a north jetty 19,150 feet long and south jetty 11,200 feet long. The authorized project provides for a channel 46 feet deep and 500 feet wide from the ocean to the entrance of Amelia River where the channel turns south and transitions to 36 feet deep and 400 feet wide. The channel then continues to the port facilities where there is a 1,000-foot wide, 35 foot deep turning basin adjacent to the channel. Just beyond the port facilities the channel transitions to 28 feet deep and 300 feet wide and continues to the split of Amelia River south of Little Tiger Island.


Allocation for FY23 $0
President’s Budget FY25 $3,889,000



Nassau County Ocean Highway & Port Authority
86130 License Rd #9
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034


The next planned maintenance dredging event is scheduled to be awarded in FY25 depending on the amount of shoaling in the channel and turning basin.  A NEPA update will be required prior to the next maintenance dredging event. 

A portion of the channel was realigned in the vicinity of the City of Fernandina Beach Marina pursuant to Engineer Regulation (ER) 1165-2-119, Water Resources Policies, and Authorities, Modifications to Completed Projects, Paragraph 9.

The local sponsor has rescinded a request for a Section 216 Initial Appraisal for a deepening study due to a lack of local support. 

Fernandina Harbor Kings Bay Operations and Maintenance Project Map