Here are directions to various boat launches and ports we use. You should plan on arriving to the boat 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for your fishing charter.
- Never leave valuables in your vehicle. Anything that draws attention should be hidden from view.
- Some boat launches are WDFW controlled boat launch. Do not forget to place your ACCESS pass in the window of your vehicle.
- Please do not park by boat trailers. These areas are needed for boat trailer parking. Most boat launches have parking for vehicles without boat trailers.
- Some boat ramps require a fee to park your vehicle. It is your responsibility to ensure you have paid the parking fee and display it properly in your vehicle.
Puget Sound Boat Launches
10th Street Boat Launch – Port of Everett
The 10th Street boat launch can be accessed from either northbound or southbound I-5. Using your GPS enter; 10th Street Boat Launch for directions. 10th Street intersects with West Marine Drive.
Mukilteo Park Boat Launch
609 Front St, Mukilteo, WA.
Shilshole Bay Marina
7001 Seaview Ave NW #100, Seattle, WA. The boat ramp is just north of the marina.
Kayak Point Park (Puget Sound Saltwater)
I-5 Southbound – From I-5, take the Smokey Point exit. Go West on SR 531 (172 ST SE) for 5 miles. Turn right on 176 ST NW (Lakewood Rd.) This will be the first stop sign you come to. Go 3.5 miles and turn left at Marine Drive (Stop sign). Travel .7 miles and turn right at 180 ST NW (there is a stop sign here) Travel about 200 yards to the next stop sign and turn left on Marine Drive. Go 1.5 miles and the entrance to Kayak Point Park will be on your right.
I-5 Northbound (South of Tulalip Casino) – From I-5 take exit 202 which is 116th St NE. At the traffic light at the off ramp, turn left. (As soon as you go over the over pass, get over to the right and turn right on the first road, which is 34 Ave NE.) Go north on 34 Ave NE. You will enter a traffic circle, stay right, continuing north to the traffic light, which is 136th St NE. Turn left on 136th St NE. (136th St NE, turns into 140 St NE, and then changes to 140 ST NW and finally changes names again to Kayak Point Rd. It does not matter what the name is, just stay on the main road until you reach the park.) Continue west for 6.9 miles. When you come to the stop sign, you will be at Kayak Point Rd. and Marine Drive. Directly across the intersection is the entrance to Kayak Park.
Marysville Boat Launch (Puget Sound Saltwater)
From I-5 take exit 199 (4th St) Go east on 4th Street 1 block. Turn south on Beach Ave. Turn east (left) on 1st Street. The boat launch is on your right.
Lewis Street at Monroe (Skykomish River)
From I-5 north or south, travel east on US Hwy 2. Go to Monroe, WA. When you enter Monroe turn right (south) on Lewis Street (towards Duvall). Travel approximately a mile and half. Just past the downtown area you will have houses to your right and left. When you see the big bridge up ahead, slow and pull off to the right. There is a side road down to the boat ramp. Turn right, past the boat ramp to find parking. If you go over the big bridge just out of Monroe, you went too far.
Sultan Boat Launch (Skykomish River)
Go East on SR2 into Sultan. You will pass the intersection of SR2 & 299 Ave SE (There is a gas station on your left). Turn left on Albion St. (This is the entrance to Sportsman Park, just prior to the bridge). If you go over the bridge, you have gone to far.
Big Eddy River Park Boat Launch (Skykomish River)
Go east on SR2, passing the city of Gold Bar. Just outside Gold Bar you will go over the big bridge crossing the Skykomish River. After crossing the bridge, turn right into Big Eddy River Park.
Snoqualmie High Bridge (Snoqualmie / Snohomish / Skykomish River Access)
Go east on HWY2 into Monroe. Turn right (south) on Hwy 203 Duvall /Fall City (also called Lewis Street). Go south 4 miles on Hwy 203. Hwy 203 is more or less straight. When you get to the S curves 203 Rd SE is just beyond so start looking. Turn right on 203 Rd. SE. Go to the “T” and turn left on Crescent Lake Rd. Go about a mile and half and you will see the boat ramp on your right hand side. If you cross the bridge you went too far.
When your group arrives at the boat launch, please park closer to the bridge deck to allow room for the boat trailers closer to the boat ramp. I will already be launched and in the water. Just come down to the boat ramp. This is a WDFW controlled boat launch. Do not forget to place your ACCESS pass in the window of your vehicle.
Rotary Park / Lowell Boat Launch (Snohomish River)
From north I-5 take exit 192 (41st St.). Turn left onto 41st St. Proceed to the first traffic light and turn right onto S. 3rd Ave. Continue approximately 14 blocks to the stop at Lenora St. Turn left onto Lenora St. and cross the railroad tracks. Continue around the bend of the road and the entrance will be on the left.
From south I-5 take exit 192 – Broadway /41st St. Continue up the 41st St. ramp and stay right to feed onto 41st St. east. Proceed to the first traffic light and turn right onto S. 3rd Ave. Continue approximately 14 blocks to the stop at Lenora St. Turn left onto Lenora St. and cross the railroad tracks. Continue around the bend in the road and the entrance will be on the left.
Langus Park Boat Launch (Snohomish River)
From north I-5, exit 198 (N. Broadway) at Marysville. Go approximately one mile to the Frontage Rd. exit. Follow road past left curve. Road becomes Ross Ave. Turn right onto Smith Island Rd. into the park.
From south I-5, exit 195, Turn left onto E. Marine View Dr. Continue 1.2 miles to the entrance ramp onto Hwy 529. Proceed north on Hwy 529, over the bridge and take a right onto 28th Pl. At the next intersection, turn right onto 35th Ave NE. Continue to stop sign and turn left onto Ross Ave. Turn right onto Smith Island Rd. into the park
Skagit River Boat Launches
Rockport Boat Launch (Skagit River)
#1 From I-5 north or south take exit #208. Go east on SR530. Go approximately 27 miles to the town of Darrington. When you get into town you will come to a T intersection. This is Mount Loop Hwy. Go north (left) on Mount Loop Hwy. Go north on Mount Loop Hwy approximately 18 miles. You will cross a large bridge. This is the Skagit River. As soon as you cross the bridge, turn left into Steelhead Park. You are here.
#2 From I-5 north or south take exit #230 HWY 20 (North Cascades Hwy). Go east on Hwy 20. Stay on HWY 20. You will go through Burlington, Sedro Woolley, and Concrete. HWY 20 winds through Burlington and Sedro Woolley, so make sure you stay on HWY 20. Go to Rockport. When you get into Rockport, turn right on Mount Loop Hwy. Just after you turn right on Mount Loop Hwy, turn right into Steelhead Park. The distance from the exit I-5 to Rockport is approximately 37 miles.
The #1 route is a little longer, but you do not have to deal with as many traffic lights, city traffic, or turns in the roadway as the #2 route. If the roads are icy or there is a serious collision on SR530, the #2 route may be a better choice. Make sure to listen to AM1000 KOMO for driving reports. They are very good about getting collision information to you.
Witham (Marblemount) Boat Launch
Go east on Hwy 20 to Marblemount. Before the Hwy turn left 90 degrees, go straight across the bridge, which is the Cascade River Rd. Just after you cross the bridge, the entrance to the boat ramp will be on the right. The biat launch is under the bridge you crossed.
Roger “Gus” Tjeerdsma Boat Ramp (Skagit River – Burlington) (Opens 0730 hours)
From I-5 North or South exit at Hwy 20. Go East on Hwy 20, turn left (North) on Burlington Blvd, This is still Hwy 20. Turn right on Hwy 20, go approximately 3/10th of a mile and the road Y’s, stay to the right and the road becomes E. Fairhaven Ave. Go 1 mile to the T intersection and turn right on S. Gardner Rd. Go 2/10th of a mile and you will see the boat launch entrance directly ahead.
Edgewater Park (Skagit River – Mount Vernon) (No gate no hours)
From I-5 North or South exit #226 (Kincaid St / SR536) Go West on SR536. This is also Kincaid for a short distance. Turn right (north) on S. 3rd St., which is still SR536. This will curve to the left. Cross the Skagit River bridge and turn left on S. Ball St., Which is the first street past the bridge. Go approximately 100 yards and turn left into the boat launch area. If you pass the baseball fields you went too far.
Blake’s Resort Boat Launch (Skagit River)
From I-5, exit # 221 at Conway WA. Go west on Fir Island Rd. for about 4 miles and then North for about 1 mile to Rawlins Road on the left hand side. Turn left on Rawlins Rd. You will see a big “Blake’s Resort” sign and the AAA Approved sign on the corner. Blake’s driveway is about a mile down the road on the right near the end of the road.
Conway Boat Launch (Skagit River)
Go east on SR532 to Stanwood. Just When you pass the Jack In The Box on your left you will go over a bridge. After you cross the bridge you will see a traffic light, turn left on Pioneer Hwy. You will drive 7.3 miles and turn left on Fir Island Rd. (You will see a 76 Gas Station on your left). Go past the 76 Station and over the railroad tracks. When you cross the railroad tracks, turn right on Greenfield St / Main St. As soon as you turn right, you will see a dirt drive on your left, by an metal building. This is the boat launch. Drive down to the boat launch and park in the grass. The boat launch is under the bridge on the east bank. If you go over the bridge on Fir Island Rd, you went too far.
Cowlitz River Boat Launches
Blue Creek Boat Launch (Cowlitz River)
I-5 North or South take exit #68 Morton Yakima Exit HWY 12. Go East on Hwy 12 for 6 miles to Ethel. Go right on Tucker Rd. (South) for 1 ½ Miles. When you come to a Y in the road stay to the left, this is Classe Rd. Stay on Classe Rd until you come to a T. Go left at the T on Spencer Rd. Go about 1 mile and take a right, following the signs to the Trout Hatchery and boat ramp.
Castle Rock Boat Launch (Cowlitz River)
From I-5, take exit #49 towards Castle Rock/Toutle. Go west on WA-411 (Huntington Ave N.) Turn right on A Street, which WA-411 continues. Go over the river and turn right (north) on Westside Highway. The boat launch entrance is on your right next to the sports complex.
Longview Boat Launch (Cowlitz River)
From I-5 take exit #36 for WA-432. Take exit 36A on the left towards Longview. Merge onto WA-432 West. Take the exit toward Dike Rd. Turn right onto Frontage Rd. The entrance to the boat ramp is on your left.
Toledo Boat Launch (Cowlitz River)
From I-5 take exit #63. Go toward Winlock / Toledo on WA-505. Turn right on Front Street in Toledo. The boat ramp is on your left. If you went over the river on the bridge you went too far.
Columbia River Boat Launches
Portco Boat Launch (Columbia River – WA Side)
Take exit #1A to merge to WA-14 toward Camas. Take exit #1 for SE Columbia Way. Keep right at the fork. Follow signs for SE Columbia Shores Blvd. Merge onto SE Columbia Shores Blvd. Turn left on SE Columbia Way and make a slight right onto SE Marine Park Way. You are there.
Kalama Boat Launch (Columbia River)
From I-5 take exit #30 toward Kalama. Turn right on Oak Street. Make a slight right on N. Hendrickson Dr. Continue onto W. Marine Drive to the boat launch.