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This page offers recreational boating information such as river closures, boat ramps and fishing information, boating regulations, river access points and safety tips.

King County lakes

Hazards in King County rivers
Overview of risks associated with river-related recreation and resources for water, boating and river safety.

Snoqualmie River safety video
Tips for safety, good stewardship and recreational enjoyment out on the river.

Public boating and fishing access along the Cedar River
Look up put-in and take-out points along the Cedar River east of Renton.

Cedar River Recreation Study
Report describing the primary boating and floating areas along the Cedar River and characterization of the floating experience for recreational users.

Water safety
We live in an area surrounded by water, giving many opportunities for exciting water activities, but...

  • River safety
    Rivers are dangerous and conditions change often. Get tips for river safety and always wear a lifejacket.
  • Boater safety
    Learn how boating accidents most often happen and look up safety regulations, tips and resources to reduce risk out on the water.

Large wood in King County rivers
Learn about logjams and other river hazards, and about the habitat value of large wood in rivers and how it's managed.

Boat licensing
Find out how to license your boat in King County.