Station Updates:

Inspection Stations at Bloedel Donovan, South Bay, and Lake Samish are now open. Current hours of operation are outlined below.

Hours are subject to change without notice and are dependent on weather conditions. For current hours of operation at any of these locations please call (360) 778-7975.

If you have multiple watercraft requiring inspection or are unable to transport your watercraft to a check station, please call (360) 778-7975 to schedule an on-site appointment.

Inspection Locations

City of Bellingham – Public Works – Natural Resources
2200 Nevada Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Inspections by appointment.

Bloedel Donovan Park Boat Launch
2214 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98229
Open 7 days a week, 5:15 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Expect launch delays on Saturday, July 15, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. during the Lake Whatcom Triathlon.

Lake Whatcom South Bay WDFW Boat Launch
South Bay Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Open weekends, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open on Tuesday, Independence Day, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lake Samish WDFW Boat Launch
East Lake Samish Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Open 7 days a week, 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sudden Valley Marina
Gate 1, 20 Marina Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Private marina for member/resident use only.
Open weekends, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hours are dependent on staff availability. Please call for more information.
Closed on Saturday, July 15, to cover event at Bloedel Donovan. Station will re-open on Sunday, July 16, as scheduled.

Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center Boat Launch
1185 Roy Rd, Bellingham, WA 98229
Private launch for camp and retreat center visitor use only. Inspections by appointment.

Current watercraft inspection fees

Whatcom Boat Inspection Program (For questions or to schedule an appointment on-site): 778-7975

Did you know?

Zebra and quagga mussels were first found in Lake Mead in 2007. They were probably introduced by a boat coming from the eastern United States.

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