Local Boat Ramps and On-The Water Facilities Open or Closed Related to Stay Home-Stay Healthy Order

Here is a list the NMTA staff has compiled on some local boat ramps and on-water boating facilities that are either open or closed related to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
Boaters are advised to contact the facilities directly before heading out the door. Also, please follow Governor Jay Inslee’s order and only use your boat or watercraft if it falls under the approved guidance. This will ensure that our recreational boating activities can get back to normal hopefully sooner than later.
Don Armeni boat ramp at West Seattle City of Seattle – Ramp and adjacent boat parking lot is currently open daily for public use.
Eddie Vine boat ramp at West Seattle City of Seattle – Ramp and adjacent boat parking lot is currently open daily for public use. Golden Gardens Park located just north of the ramp and the park’s parking lot are closed.
10th Street boat launch Port of Everett – Effective through April 8, half the launch lanes are closed, and has restricted access to support life safety functions, essential commercial uses, tribal access and transportation access to neighboring Hat Island. If the Port notices a large public presence at the launch in violation of the Governor Inslee’s directive to stay home, the Port reserves the right to close the boat launch entirely.
Point Defiance Park boat launch Metro Parks of Tacoma – Ramp is currently open daily. The Point Defiance Park Boathouse boat lifts are closed but tenants who have boats in the facility can schedule via phone or email to have their boats taken out for trailer use at no charge.
Squalicum Harbor boat ramp Port of Bellingham – Ramp is currently open daily. Any moorage business needs to be conducted via phone or email.
Edmonds boat sling Port of Edmonds – The boat sling is open through Friday but could close by the weekend until further notice. Those who plan to use the sling after should contact the marina. The Dry Storage parking lot is no longer accessible but parking is available in Port of Edmonds Lot 9 and access Dry Storage via the promenade pedestrian gate. Tenants and customers who have questions can contact the marinas via phone or email.
Port Townsend Boat Haven boat launch Port of Port Townsend – Ramp is currently open daily. All port offices are closed.
Cornet Bay Marina boat launch in Deception Pass State Park – Ramp is currently closed since it is under the State Park jurisdiction.
Redondo Beach boat launch City of Des Moines – Ramp is currently open daily.
Here are updates for coastal ports:
Westport boat launch Port of Grays Harbor – The marina office is closed until further notice but staff is available via phone or email. Advanced reservations for summer fishing season have been postponed until May 1. The new boat launch ribbon cutting planned for March 24 is postponed until further notice.
Ilwaco Marina boat launch Port of Ilwaco – Ramp is closed until further notice. No transient marina moorage space is being accepted. The marina itself remains open.
Makah Tribal Marina and Big Salmon Resort boat launch – Big Salmon ramp is closed to the general public but open to Neah Bay residents. This public closure also includes the marina, businesses and properties owned by the tribe.
Other useful boating guides and information:
The Salish Sea Pilot website also offers an extensive list of marinas, docks, facilities and parks in British Columbia and Washington open or closed related to the COVID-19 situation.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website is keeping the health and well-being of all Washingtonians in mind as the state comes together in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission website has information on all state parks that are closed for at least two weeks starting Wednesday, (March 25).
Washington Department of Natural Resources website has information regarding what is open and closed.

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