The City of Ashland Harbor Commission is the port authority. The deep-draft commercial Ashland Harbor is located at the head of Chequamegon Bay. Depths in the Ashland Harbor east basin reach 8.2 meters (27 feet), and the west channel is up to 6.4 meters (21 feet) deep. Ashland Harbor contains almost 2438 meters (8000 feet) of breakwater and more than 1.6 kilometers (one mile) of maintained channel.
Ashland Harbor's main users include the US Coast Guard, the Lake Carriers Association, and Xcel Energy. The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains the channel in Ashland Harbor, dredging as much as 15.3 thousand cubic meters (20 thousand cubic yards) on a 10- to 20-year cycle.
C. Reiss Coal Company owns and operates the 7th Avenue West Dock in Ashland Harbor to receive coal and limestone by self-unloading vessels. Ashland Harbor's 7t Avenue West Dock has berthing distance of 304.8 meters (1000 feet) with alongside depths of 4.9 and 6.7 meters (16 and 22 feet). A concrete-surfaced open storage area at the rear of the dock can handle about 200 thousand tons of materials. The dock is served by two surface tracks that connect the coal storage area with the Canadian Pacific Railway.
The 121-slip Ashland Marina is located on Chequamegon Bay at the foot of Ashland Harbor's Ellis Avenue North. Slips are available in this Ashland Harbor marina offering full service and with no electricity.
The marina offers transient moorage for boats from 6.1 to 18.3 meters (20 to 60 feet) long at Docks A, B, and C and at the breakwall. Transient rates are charged by the day, week, and month. This Ashland Harbor marina offers water, electricity, fuel and pump-out services, and restrooms with showers. There is also a ship's store and dock attendant at the marina office.
The Ashland Marina offers storage space for summer and winter for tenants and non-tenants. Services and repairs are available on an hourly basis. This Ashland Harbor marina has a Travelift service and a power washer for tenants that can be used at an hourly rate for non-tenants.