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  • We're YOUR Recreational Boating Agency
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    The Marine Board's mission is serving Oregon's recreational boating public through education, enforcement, access and environmental stewardship for a safe and enjoyable experience.
    We're adapting to changes in recreational boating uses -Learn how all boaters fit into the agency's Strategic Plan.
  • Boating Safety Education
    OSMB rotating imagesALL Oregon Resident boaters need to carry a boater education card when operating powerboats (including personal watercraft or any motorized watercraft) greater than 10 hp.
    More...Learn how to get your education card -Classroom, Approved Internet, and Hands-On Options!
  • Law Enforcement Partners Keeping the Waterways Safe
    /OSMB/images/rotating_images/The Marine Board contracts with 32 county Sheriff's Offices and the Oregon State Police for marine patrol services in Oregon. Law enforcement deputies are on the water to ensure your safety and make sure you are complying with waterway rules and regulations. All marine deputies receive special training in boat operation, detecting boaters under the influence of intoxicants, and swift water rescue/recovery.
    Learn more about OSMB Law Enforcement Program...
  • Boating Facilities and Access
    OSMB Boating Access MapYour boating dollars pay for boat ramp improvements, restrooms, and facility maintenance.  The Marine Board provides grant funding for boating facilities to waterway managers throughout the state. Boaters who launch at a public boat ramps use boarding floats or the transient tie-up, use a parking space, the restroom, a pumpout, or other amenities every time they go boating. 
    NEW! Boating Access Sites in Oregon Map
  • Environmental -Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Clean Marina Programs
    Aquatic weeds from a boat trailerThe Oregon State Marine Board's environmental programs work to protect and improve our pristine waterways by promoting the usage of environmentally sensitive practices by boaters and boating facilities. The environmental programs include the Clean Marina Program, the Clean Boater Program, the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program, and the Foam Encapsulation Program.
  • How to Title and Register Your Boat
    Paddler from Eastern Oregon
    All motorized boats, regardless of length or type, must be titled and registered in Oregon. Sailboats 12 feet and longer must also be titled and registered.  Registration and title fees and marine fuel taxes support boating facilities, marine law enforcement and boating safety education.
    More...Learn what you need on your boat and how to get it
Agency Programs & Information Be Prepared...Info to Know
Interactive Boating Access Map 
Want to go boating but not sure where to launch?  Find out where the boat launches are, get driving directions, find out what amenities are at each location and more with the Marine Board's new Boating Access Map!
Latest Boating Information 

NEW! Experience Oregon Boating Flip Book

(a new edition of the Boater's Regulations Handbook)


"Clear" Gasoline (non-ethanol) in Oregon
Dispensing Gasoline
Ethanol-blended fuel has proven to be bad on boat engines. Because ethanol is a solvent, it slowly eats away rubber engine components. Click below to learn more!
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Want to find out the latest news and tips for a smooth boating excursion? The Marine Board will post helpful information to help you plan, prepare and play! Follow us on Twitter and 'like' our Facebook Page.
Come Play on Oregon's Waterways
Fishing on the Columbia River during Buoy 10 Salmon Season