Washington State Parks Closes 35 Mooring Buoys, Plans Replacements

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) has identified 35 public recreational mooring buoys across western Washington that are at risk of breaking in the future. Starting in mid-november, Parks closed…

Washington State Parks Boating Program Advisory Council Seeks Two New Members

Looking to get involved in the future of boating education and injury prevention in Washington State? Now's your chance! The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for two new volunteers to serve on the…

Port of Lopez Launches a New Free Pumpout Boat in Fisherman Bay

Good news, cruisers! Free mobile pumpout options in the San Juan Islands continue to expand — Port of Lopez is now operating a seasonal mobile pumpout service. A new sewage pumpout boat is providing free service to…

Urgent! Comment on Possible Blake Island Marina Changes

Changes could be coming to one of Washington State's most beloved boating destinations — now's your chance to weigh in. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is developing the Blake Island Marine State…

Two Important Washington State Park Updates for Boaters

MOORAGE DOCK AT SEQUIM BAY STATE PARK CLOSES PERMANENTLY, BOAT LAUNCH DOCK WILL REMAIN OPEN.  The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission permanently closed the moorage dock at Sequim Bay State Park on September 15,…

State Parks Begins Mooring Buoy Repair Project in San Juan Islands

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission began contracted mooring buoy repair work on July 12. The months-long maintenance project will service salvageable state-owned, public mooring buoys to ensure they are in…