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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission provides 40 marine parks with more than 7,600 feet of public moorage space so you can enjoy Washington's waterways. Your marine parks show off the best of the Puget Sound and give you plenty of diverse activities, from hiking scenic island paths, watching forests critters, exploring old forts, searching for fossils, fishing, clamming, crabbing, and just plain relaxing.

Save with Annual Permits

To save money, you can buy an Annual Moorage Permit, which is valid for a year, beginning January 1, at all marine parks.

Annual permits will save you:

  • money if you moor at floats and docks in fee areas more than six nights a year

  • the need to carry sufficient cash to pay for nightly moorage

Annual Moorage Permits are available from businesses posting this information, at most State Park offices, or by contacting the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, PO Box 42664, Olympia WA 98504-2664, (360) 753-5771.  Individuals with a TDD phone may use our Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at (360) 664-3133.


Fees are charged year-round at five parks: Blake Island, Jarrell Cove, Fort Worden, Cornet Bay, and Mystery Bay.

At the following parks, fees are charged from May 1 through September 30, for mooring between 3 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Beacon Rock, Deception Pass (Sharps Cove), Fort Flagler, Illahee, James Island, Jones Island, Matia Island, Penrose Point, Pleasant Harbor, Sequim Bay, Stuart Island, and Sucia Island.

The fees are as follows:

Floats, docks, and floating islands

Boats under 26 feet in length $8 a night $50 a year

Boats more than 26 feet in length $11 a night $80 a year

Moorage buoys $5 a night

Note: Fees and participating parks are subject to change.


  • Overnight boaters must self-register and pay the fees where posted.

  • Facility use is first come, first served. Leaving a dinghy at a buoy or dock does not reserve a moorage space.

  • Annual permits must be displayed as directed.

  • Continuous moorage at a facility is limited to three consecutive nights.

  • Rafting is permitted within posted limits. A vessel rafted to another vessel will be charged a moorage fee based on its own length.

  • Open flames, live coals, and combustibles must be placed on a fireproof base, away from fuel tanks and vents.

  • Commercial vessels are restricted to loading and unloading passengers from May 1 through September 15.

  • Pets must be kept on leashes.

Pump-Out Information

A brochure, titled Boater's Guide: How to Have Clean, Safe Fun Afloat, lists pump-out stations in the state and addresses boating safety and environmental concerns. To get a free copy, call (360) 586-8592.  Individuals with a TDD phone may use our Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at (360) 664-3133.

People with disabilities needing this information in alternative formats should call the public affairs administrator, (360) 586-6120.  Individuals with a TDD phone may use our Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at (360) 664-3133.


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