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Moorage Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I purchase a moorage permit?
Annual moorage permits are available at fee marine parks, State Parks headquarters in Olympia, the Northwest region office in Burlington
If I have a moorage permit, do I still have to pay to launch my vessel?
Yes, the annual moorage permit is for overnight mooring at a state park facility (float, dock or buoy)
and is separate from the launch fee.
Is rafting permitted?
Rafting is permitted within posted limits at each facility.
If I'm rafted to another vessel, do I still have to pay to stay overnight?
Yes, a vessel rafted to another vessel will be charged a moorage fee based on its own length.
Why is it suggested that boaters register for an overnight stay?
We ask overnight boaters to register in order for state parks to obtain accurate attendance
counts as well as providing vital information in case of an emergency within the park where possible
evacuation may be necessary and to provide information in case of an emergency where the boaters family
or friends may need to contact them.
Where do I have to affix my annual permit to the vessel?
The annual permit decal must be affixed to the boat so that it will be visible from outside the boat.
For example, boats with windshields, placement could be in the lower port (left) corner of the windshield.
For boats without windshields, placement could be on the port (left) outside transom. For sailboats,
placement could be on the forward part of the port (left) cabin trunk.