Boat inspection stations at Bloedel Donovan and Lake Samish will be opening for the season starting on April 25, 2015. Inspectors will be checking both the interior and exterior of all watercraft to see that they are clean, drained, and dry (weather permitting) and are not at risk for transporting aquatic invasive species to our local waters.
Permits are required for all watercraft prior to launching or operating on Lake Whatcom or Lake Samish. For more information on permit fees visit Annual Permits and Fees. You may purchase your permits at the time of inspection by credit/debit card. If you take the online AIS Awareness Course in 2015, you may be eligible for a $10 discount to be applied to each annual permit you are purchasing.
Opening Day Hours of Operation:
Bloedel Donovan: 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lake Samish WDFW Launch: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For more information on our seasonal hours of operation visit Inspection Locations or call (360) 778-7975.
From all of our 2015 inspectors, we wish you a very fun and safe boating season!