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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

Manchester WA 98353-0304



 Our Mission

          We will bring pride to the Manchester
   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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Upcoming Events:


Effective March 1, 2014, the daily launch fee will be $7.00

 2014 Annual Passes are on sale now. Pay one time and enjoy unlimited launches all year long.

$50.00 for local residents within the Port's taxing district.

$100.00 for our friends outside Port district boundaries.

 Please call 360-871-0500 for further details.


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Due to the limited facilities, overnight moorage and overnight parking are prohibited


Public Launch Ramp Fees

Fee Schedule

$7.00 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 District*

$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.

  *  Annual Pass 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

Public 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 new Eco friendly docks that allow light to reach the water for both fish and native aquatic plants that inhabit the area. They are also much safer than the old docks, and will require less maintenance.


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. 


The Port of Manchester wishes all of our visitors a safe and enjoyable experience. For important information on responsible boating, please visit the

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District website.



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Port of Manchester

P.O. Box 304

Manchester, WA 98353

                 Updated 11/02/2012