Washington State Parks Recreational Boating Safety Program

The mission of the Washington State Parks Boating Programs is to help ensure the public has a safe, secure, and enjoyable recreational boating experience by implementing programs that minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage while cooperating with environmental efforts. The program provides boater safety education and information, boating enforcement, and conveniently located boater septic pump-out facilities. It's funded by registration fees, fuel taxes paid for by boaters and through a grant from the United States Coast Guard. No state general fund tax dollars are used to support this program or any of its services. All boater paid fees go back to the boaters in the form of boating access facilities, boating safety education, and law enforcement.