Every three years the Marine Board conducts
a statutorily-mandated survey to determine where in Oregon boaters go, and
how often they go there. This
information helps us to determine priorities for your boating dollars;
including prioritizing boating access facilities (launch ramps, restrooms,
parking spaces) and allocating funds for boating safety enforcement.
Beginning in April, an online survey tool called “Qualtrics” will send randomly-selected boaters an email containing a link to the first online survey questionnaire. If you receive an invitation from Qualtrics, it is legitimate. This online survey takes most people less than 10 minutes to complete and your answers are completely confidential and anonymous. At the end of this first survey (covering January to March) you will have the option to continue to participate in the boating survey panel for the remainder of the year. If you choose to participate in the survey panel, you will receive a similar survey invitations from Qualtrics in July, October, and next January, but you can opt-out at any time. You can view the results from past surveys linked on this page.
I highly encourage you to participate. Every response
helps us better understand boaters’ needs and where to put your recreational
boating dollars. If you have questions, call Rachel Graham, Policy and Environmental Program Manager at
It is shaping up to be a great year for
boating with ample water in most of our lakes and rivers. Explore all of Oregon’s bountiful waterways
by finding a boat ramp near you by using our interactive Boat Oregon Map. Thank you for your participation and we
hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience on Oregon’s waterways.
Scott Brewen, Director