Boating Facilities Grant Program

The Boating Facilities Grant Program is a biennial state grant program administered by the state’s Recreation Conservation Office (RCO). It is funded by boaters’ marine fuel taxes for the development of boating facilities by state agencies, local and tribal governments. These monies can be used to acquire, develop, and renovate boating facilities, including launching ramps, transient moorage and support facilities on both fresh and saltwater.

For WDFW, this grant program serves to preserve and protect boating access and promote quality redevelopment of older WDFW boating access areas statewide. Projects may include, but are not limited to: new boat ramps, Americans With Disabilities (ADA) facilities, signs, restrooms and parking lots.

Administering Agency
Recreation Conservation Office (RCO)

WDFW Grant Contact Information
Steve Sherlock, (360) 902-2375,

Funded Projects and Applications
A complete list of current grant applications and all projects funded in this program can be accessed at:

In FY 2009 WDFW has been approved for nearly 4 million dollars for the purchase and or development of five and a half Boating Facility Program Grants statewide. They include the following:

  • Olson’s Resort Acquisition located in Clallam County
  • Newman Lake Access Redevelopment located in Spokane County
  • Paterson Boat Launch, Columbia River (phase two) located in Benton
  • Langsdorf Landing Access Area Redevelopment located in Clark County
  • Lake Samish Access Area Redevelopment in Whatcom County
  • Long Lake Access Redevelopment (phase two) in Kitsap County