Station Updates:

Inspection Stations at Bloedel Donovan, South Bay, and Lake Samish are scheduled to re-open on April 20. The inspection station at Sudden Valley is scheduled to re-open on May 5. 

If you need to get your vessel inspected and permitted or if your vessel is returning from out of the area and needs to be re-inspected, please call (360) 778-7975 to schedule an appointment on-site.

Please remember to clean, drain and dry your boats and gear in between lakes and rivers to prevent the spread of aquatic plants and animals.

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 from 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m starting on April 20, 2019.

Lake Whatcom South Bay WDFW Boat Launch
South Bay Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Open on weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting on April 20, 2019.

Lake Samish WDFW Boat Launch
East Lake Samish Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Open from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday through Monday. Open from 5:30 a.m. to noon and by appointment on Tuesday through Thursday.
Scheduled to re-open on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Sudden Valley Marina
Gate 1, 20 Marina Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Private marina for member/resident use only.
Inspections by appointment. Check station is scheduled to re-open on weekends starting on May 5, 2019.

Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center Boat Launch
1185 Roy Road, 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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