Working for a safe, affordable, vibrant, innovative, and interconnected city.
Learn More
I want to search within the following: This Department
Seattle Parks and Recreation Seattle Parks and Recreation Home Page Seattle Parks and Recreation - About Us Seattle Parks and Recreation - Contact Us
Seattle Parks and Recreation
  Parks   Centers & Pools Activities Reservations & Permits Projects & Planning A - Z Index
A-Z Park List
Search Parks by Feature
Fields & Athletic Facilities
Children's Play Areas
Off-Leash Areas
Park History
Park Rangers
Smoking Ban
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Warren G. Magnuson

Warren G. Magnuson Park
Motorized Boat Launch

Warren G. Magnuson Park Information: (206) 684-4946
Park Address: 7400 Sand Point Way NE, 98115 (Map It)
Administrative Office Visiting Address: 6310 NE 74th St, bldg 30 southeast offices
Administrative Office Mail: 6310 NE 74th St., Suite 109E, Seattle, WA 98115

Magnuson Boat Ramp


4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Gates are locked between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.

About the Boat Ramp

Warren G. Magnuson Park is the home of Seattle's most popular public boat launch. The launch puts boaters and jet skiers directly into Lake Washington. For a quieter experience, boaters motor out into the expansive lake to spend the day swimming, fishing or just hanging out.

A fresh-water license is required for each person fishing;
licenses are available at sporting goods stores.

The ramp is located at the southeast end of the park. Pull your trailer to Sand Point Way N.E. and enter the park at N.E. 65th Street. Drive east as far as you can (approximately 1/2 mile). You'll see three long piers and four ramp lanes. The two south lanes are for launching and the two north lanes for retrieval. Just south of the piers and ramps are two large parking lots reserved for vehicles with trailers. Just a reminder, road access to this area is closed and locked at 11:30 p.m.

Fees - For your convenience, an electronic fee machine takes debit and credit cards payments and issues a dated ticket for display on your dashboard. A daily permit with overnight parking privileges is available, although road access to the area is closed at 10:30 p.m. during the winter and 11:30 p.m. during the summer.
 » Boat Ramp fees & charges

Amenities - During the peak boating season, a wheelchair-accessible, portable restroom is available near the launch. For last-minute gasoline, snacks and refreshments, stores are located at Sand Point Village (Princeton Avenue N.E. and Sand Point Way N.E.) or near the N.E. 74th Street park entrance.

 » View Seattle Parks & Recreation Boating

Updated September 3, 2015

 Home | Partnerships | Park Board | Volunteer | FAQ | Parkways Parkways Icon | Facebook Facebook Icon | @SeattleParks Twitter Icon | Flickr Flickr Icon