The Port of Manchester offers recreational boat launch and parking facilities; picnic areas and room to play; all with stunning views of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and Blake Island. We welcome visitors from all over Kitsap County and encourage everyone to come discover Manchester.
PO Box 304
We will bring pride to the
community through the following:
Being responsive to community input
Maintaining and protecting all existing Port facilities
Improving the ability to moor and launch boats
Meet demand for parking of vehicles and trailers
for Port/Library facility users
Minimize environmental impact on Puget Sound by
the facilities and users
Improve park facilities and reduce impact of
strormwater discharge system
Expand accommodation of facilities for Educational
and Cultural purposes
Stimulate economic development in the community
and minimize tax burden
Be a good neighbor to all surrounding property
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Due to the
limited facilities, overnight moorage and overnight parking are prohibited
Public Launch Ramp Fees
$5.00 per day
payable at the pay station kiosk next to boat ramp, cash, credit, and debit cards accepted
$50.00 per year
Annual Pass for residents “in” Port Taxing
$100.00 per year
Annual Pass for “out” of Port District Users**
Obtain Annual Pass
at Manchester Water District, located at 8185 E. Daniels Loop, Suite 111 (adjacent to Port parking) or call 360 871.0500, Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
per calendar year only (non-proratable)
** Residence verified at time of purchase
Please learn the rules
Puget Sound offers some of the finest sport fishing in the country. To learn more and protect
the Sound for generations to come, please read and follow the
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife rules and regulations.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
New & Expanded Facilities
facilities include the boat launch, two docks, restroom, and waterfront
park space. In 2007, the Port extended the launch ramp to allow
launching boats at zero tide levels. A 2008 survey revealed that park
and launch users, businesses, and residents all pointed toward increased
parking to relieve congestion as a priority issue. In response, new
parking was created.
In 2010 the Port expanded parking capacity for boaters by almost twice what it had been. Recently the Port installed a new Eco friendly dock that allows light to reach the water for both fish and native aquatic plants that inhabit the area. It is also much safer than the old dock, and will require less maintenance. The Port plans on repclacing the North Dock in the near future.
Projects like these are
vital to the community, however, it does take local funding. Typically,
grants have matching fund requirements and loans create debt service
obligations. The Port has subidized some of the costs of operating expenses by implementing a launch fee. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and allows the port to continue making facility improvements that benefit the community and enhance your boating experience.