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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.
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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.


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.