Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest
Washington State has a number of state and county marine parks throughout the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. Most have buoys or dock space for a fee. Some even offer restrooms and showers. Memorial Day through Labor Day is the busy time so if you're trying to get in for the weekend, early Friday arrival is a must. First come first serve is the norm. If you're lucky, some may let you raft off if the dock is full. You won't find shore power (except Blake Island) and you'll need to pack out your own garbage, but you will find these parks to be a wonderful destination for the whole family. You can visit Wash. State Parks for more information.
Puget Sound - Hood Canal - Lake Washington
Quick Reference | Marine Parks
Including Hood Canal & Lake Washington
The docks at Blake Island
Annual State Park Moorage Permits:
fee is $5 per foot, with a
minimum of $60. If you moor
at docks, floats, and buoys in
fee areas multiple nights a year,
you may save money by purchasing an annual moorage permit, which is valid January 1 through December 31. However, all boats over 45 feet will not be permitted to moor on buoys, only docks and linear moorage. Purchase here.
Click photo for more details on Washington State Marine Parks:
Not all Marina Parks listed are run by the Washington State Parks System.