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:
|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.