Boating & Sailing

Four of five motorized boat launches that require permits are fully open - Magnuson Park, Eddie Vine, Don Armeni, and the Atlantic City Boat Ramp. 

Stan Sayres Boat Ramp on Lake WA Blvd. is mostly closed while SPR awaits federal permits to begin repair work. For Stan Sayers, limited launching is allowed for boats and vehicles that can fit in between the block barriers to use just the central portion of the ramp.


Seattle has a long maritime history with a one of the highest levels of pleasure boats per capita anywhere in the United States. We have many gorgeous waterways to enjoy by canoe, kayak, sailboat, motorboat, and more. We also offer sailing sailing and rowing class are our small craft centers.

Rowing & Sailing Centers and Classes

Green Lake Small Craft Center

Green Lake Small Craft Center is located at the southwest "corner" of Green Lake in North Seattle and offers a wide variety of boating and rowing classes during daylight hours. For more information, visit the Green Lake Small Craft Center page.

Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center

Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center is located on Lake Washington at Stan Sayres Park, about midway between Seward Park and the I-90 floating bridge in south east Seattle. This facility has many classes for a variety of skill levels. The facilities are also available for rent and feature lovely views of Lake Washington. See more on the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center page. 


Seattle has two long-term mooring facilities that were formerly operated by Seattle Parks but are now operated by Marina Management LLC. 

  • Lakewood Moorage at Lake Washington Boulevard and S. Genesee St.
  • Leschi Moorage at Lakeside Avenue S off E Alder St.

Please visit for more information, or call 206-720-0660 to reach moorage management.

Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS)
The following document contains information and details for the DNS issued on May 21, 2018.
Download the Lake Washington Marinas State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) DNS document

Boat Launches

See notation at top of page for current status of the launches.
There are 7 motorized boat launches within Seattle city limits, and five of them have parking and require permits: Eddie Vine at Golden Gardens; Don Armeni in West Seattle; Stan Sayers, Atlantic St. and Magnuson Park on Lake Washington. Boat launch fees and permit info can be found here.

The launches at 14th Ave NW and Sunnyside Ave N along the Ship Canal have little to no parking, and do not require a permit.

There are 20+ hand carry boat launches across the city as well.

Find a boat launch in your area and set sail!


Andrews Bay Anchorage, located in Seward Park, is a short term anchorage on Lake Washington designated by the City of Seattle. The approved area is defined by two buoys marked with "A" indicating the northwest and southwest corners of the anchorage zone. Shore markers note the northeast and southeast corners. Anchorage is limited ONLY to this area. A 72 hour maximum stay within any seven day period is permitted.

Download the Anchorage Map

Tie Ups

Tie-up is limited to 15 minutes, unless otherwise noted. At docks and other shoreline sites, tie-up is limited to 2 hours, unless otherwise noted.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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