Inspection Stations at Bloedel Donovan, South Bay, and Lake Samish are now open for the season. The inspection station at Sudden Valley is scheduled to re-open on May 5.
If you are unable to trailer your watercraft to a check station or if you have multiple watercraft needing to be inspected and permitted, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sudden Valley Marina
Gate 1, 20 Marina Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Private marina for member/resident use only.
Open by appointment or on weekends from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 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.
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.