The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is Focused on Vessel Safety Inspections During May

Posted on May 3, 2023

In preparation for the boating season, your Oregon State Police will be conducting voluntary vessel inspections across Oregon. These inspections are to provide boat operators/owners the opportunity to ensure compliance before launching their vessels.

If you are a water sports enthusiast, an avid fisherman, or just a new boating recreationalist, please come by one of these locations where a team of OSP Troopers will be on hand to assist you with voluntary vessel safety inspections, outlining any safety or legal deficiencies to boat operators/owners, or just to answer any questions you might have.

“Working together with our partners, the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is looking to increase compliance with vessel safety prior to the boating season. This is a great opportunity for folks to get everything looked over and have a positive interaction with law enforcement”- Captain Casey Thomas.

No reservations are necessary and boat owners can stop by during the listed dates, times, at the listed locations, whenever it’s convenient for them. Fish & Wildlife Troopers and Marine Deputies will also be available for questions and will have handouts and other items for kids and adults alike. Boat safety inspections will take place on the following dates, times, and locations:

Date Time Location
Saturday, May 6, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Good Shepherd Hospital- 610 NW 11th St, Hermiston, OR 97838, Parking Lot
Sunday, May 7, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pendleton Convention Center- 1601 Westgate Pl, Pendleton, OR 97801, NW Parking Lot
Saturday, May 13, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ochoco Plaza- 1535 NE 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754, W Parking Lot
Saturday, May 13, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Substation- 51340 US-97, La Pine, OR 97739
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Willamette Park – 6500 S Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hagg Lake: Both Boat Ramp A and Boat Ramp C at Henry Hagg Lake
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Willamette Park -1100 12th St, West Linn, OR 97068- 10th Street side
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cedar Oak Boat Ramp- 4600 Elmran Dr, West Linn, OR 97068
Saturday, May 20, 2023 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cathedral City Park-

6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203

Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Rogers Landing County Park- Newberg, OR 97132, Boat Ramp
Saturday, May 20, 2023 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bi-Mart- 2272 Santiam Hwy SE, Albany, OR 97322, Parking Lot
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Baker County Fairground- 2600 East Street Baker City, OR 97814, D Street Parking lot
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ontario State Park, 2534 Olds Ferry-Ontario Hwy, Ontario, OR 97914
Saturday, May 20, 2023 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. U.S. Highway 26 Weigh Scale, John Day (Across from Sinclair Gas Station).
Saturday, May 20, 2023 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Columbia County – Scappoose Bay Marina and St. Helens Marina
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tillamook Sporting Goods – 2205 N Main Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141 Parking lot
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mongold State Park at Detroit Lake- North Santiam Highway, Detroit, OR 97342 parking lot
Sunday, May 21, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bi-Mart- 1980 Main St, Sweet Home, OR 97386- Parking Lot

 

If you are unable to make one of these dates, please learn more about Oregon’s Boating laws and regulations from our agency partners at the Oregon State Marine Board https://www.oregon.gov/osmb/boater-info/pages/statewide-and-local-regulations.aspx.

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