Inspection Stations at Bloedel Donovan, South Bay, Sudden Valley, and Lake Samish will be closing for the season soon.
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.
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
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week through September 27.*
*The Bloedel Donovan Check Station will be open intermittently through October. Call for details.
Lake Whatcom South Bay WDFW Boat Launch
South Bay Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on weekends through September 23.
Lake Samish WDFW Boat Launch
East Lake Samish Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week through September 27.*
*The Lake Samish Check Station will be open intermittently through October. Call for details.
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 through September 23.
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.