Boating Moorage

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has the largest state-managed mooring system in the nation, with more than 40 marine parks and more than 8,500-feet of public moorage space for your enjoyment of Washington's waterways. Your marine parks show off the best of Puget Sound and give you plenty of diverse activities including:
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Examining fossils
  • Exploring old forts
  • Fishing
  • Hiking scenic island paths
  • Watching forest critters
Fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats, and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. The daily fee is 60 cents per foot, with a minimum of $12. Moorage buoys are $12 a night (effective March 1, 2012). You may save money by purchasing an Annual Moorage Permit, which is valid from January 1 through December 31.

Moorage Rules & Regulations
  • Annual permits must be displayed as directed
  • Commercial vessels are restricted to loading and unloading passengers transported for recreational purposes
  • Continuous moorage at a facility is limited to three consecutive nights
  • Facility use is first come, first served
  • Leaving a dinghy at a buoy or dock does not reserve a moorage space
  • Open flames, live coals, and combustibles must be placed on a fireproof base, away from fuel tanks and vents
  • Overnight boaters must self-register and pay the fees where posted
  • Pets must be kept on leashes and under physical control at all times. Dispose properly of animal waste
  • Rafting is permitted within posted limits. A vessel rafted to another vessel will be charged a moorage fee based on its own length