Station Updates:

The Bloedel Donovan and Lake Samish inspection stations are open from April 27th through September 26th in 2024. Sudden Valley inspection station is open May 4th to September 22nd. South Bay inspection station is open April 27th through September 22nd.

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

Bloedel Donovan Park Boat Launch
2214 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98229
Open everyday 6am-8:30pm

Lake Whatcom South Bay WDFW Boat Launch
South Bay Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Open weekends 9am-6:30pm (weekends only)

Lake Samish WDFW Boat Launch
East Lake Samish Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Open everyday 6:00am-8:00pm

Sudden Valley Marina
Gate 1, 20 Marina Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Private marina for member/resident use only.
Open weekends 8am-6:30pm

Your Own Home
Inspections by appointment.

Current watercraft inspection fees

Whatcom Boat Inspection Program (For questions or to schedule an appointment on-site): (360) 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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