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  • Welcome to the Boating Facilities and Access
    OSMB Boating Access Map Helping you get to the water

    The Marine Board is committed to helping provide boaters with safe, sufficient, and quality boating facilities. Most boaters launch at a public boat ramp and will likely need to use boarding floats, a transient tie-up, a parking space, a restroom, a pumpout, or other amenities every time they go boating. While the Marine Board does not own or operate any of these facilities, we provide funding to the public agencies that do.
Look What's Happening... Boating Facilities Program
Expect the weather conditions to change suddenly and frequently.  Go prepared!  Find information about safety, regulations, and weather right at your boat ramp with the interactive Boating Access Map.

ROUND TWO BOATING FACILITY GRANT APPLICATIONS WILL BE DUE END OF BUSINESS FEBRUARY 28, 2014. For more information or questions call 503-378-2727
Indian Creek Boat Launch Closed for Upgrades -Malheur County
The boating facility at Lake Owyhee State Park is undergoing a makeover that will include a new, 170-foot section of concrete for the launch ramp.  Indian Creek is set to re-open at the end of March.  Be sure to check the boating access map for alternate locations.

Hagg Lake's Boat Launch "A" is Closed for Float Repairs (Reported -March 4, 2014)

The transient floats and the boathouse broke free from their moorings.  The ramp is temporarily closed.  Please launch from "C" ramp. 


A floating restroom on Lake Billy ChinookHow the Marine Board's Facility Program Came to be...
The State Marine Board Boating Facility Grant Program was established in 1971 by the Oregon Legislature. Legislative direction for this grant program is contained in Oregon Revised Statute 830.150. The Board has also adopted administrative rules to further implement the Statute. These rules can be found in Chapter 250, Division 14 of Oregon Administrative Rules.

The Board does not own or operate any boating sites or facilities and instead, relies on willing partners to apply for grants to make needed improvements. Boating Facility Grants are available to help the providers of public boating access sites around the state to acquire, improve, and maintain facilities that serve recreational boaters. Typical boating improvements include launch ramps, boarding floats, parking lots, restrooms, transient moorage, and other items needed by boaters.