Station Updates:

Inspection Stations at Bloedel Donovan, South Bay, Sudden Valley, and Lake Samish are now open.

Please see below for current hours of operation at these locations.

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 boats or are unable to trailer your boat to a check station, you can 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
5:15 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week

*Lake Whatcom Triathlon Event at Bloedel Donovan on Saturday, July 14th. Expect launch delays between 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

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

Sudden Valley Marina
Gate 1, 20 Marina Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Private marina for member/resident use only.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on weekends (starting Sunday, May 6)

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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