Help protect the Columbia River from invasive aquatic species. Learn more at the WDFW Aquatic Nuisance Species web site or by watching Don't Move A Mussel
DON'T TRANSPORT AQUATIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS
IT'S THE LAW
Operating Hours: Dawn to dusk – daily
The Port of Klickitat owns the Bingen Marina and provides basic boating facilities. These include a two-ramp boat launch, restrooms, and a parking area for boat trailers. A twenty minute walk west, the city of Bingen offers a convenience store, laundromat, and restaurants. To see more of the Bingen Marina, take the virtual tour.
Future plans call for the development of additional facilities including transitory and long-term moorage, a fuel dock, pump-out facility, and other amenities.
Learn about clean, green boating from the Washington Department of Ecology. Find out about laws, boat washing, fueling, bilge care, sewage and other important boating-related information. A Clean Boating Guide is also available and includes the U.S. Coast Guard's recommended best practices.
The following rules have been adopted by the Port Commission to ensure that everyone who visits and utilizes the Marina facilities has a pleasant experience.
- Do not block boat ramps
- No overnight moorage or achorage
- No overnight parking
- No swimming
- No littering
- Do not dump/empty waste into harbor
- No wake (5 mph zone)
- Decontaminate watercraft after removal
Invasive aquatic species are of particular concern. Find out more at the 100th Meridian Initiative web site. Need help cleaning your boat or PWC? Watch a video on how to inspect and decontaminate your watercraft for Quagga & Zebra Mussels [ – 17:05 minutes].
The Port owns the Bingen Marina and invites the public to use the facilities provided. However, the Port retains the right to bar individuals from the marina for the repeated or flagrant violation of the above rules, illegal or unsafe activity, or the improper operation of watercraft.
Don't forget! Washington State law requires all boaters twelve (12) years of age and older to pass a boating safety exam before operating any powerboat of fifteen (15) horsepower or greater in Washington State waters. The card is issued by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and valid for the life of the holder. Additional information about boating in Washington State including obtaining a Boater Education Card, reporting a boating accident, and can be found on the Washington State Parks web site.
The Adventures in Boating Washington Handbook covers everything you need to know about operating watercraft in Washington State waters including dangers, equipment requirements, floatation devices, fueling, navigational markers, pump-out locations, tax and title requirements, tidal charts, and waste management. The handbook is also available for several E-book readers and a hardcopy version is available through the Washington State Department of Printing for a small fee.