The Squalicum Harbor boat launch will be completely closed to boater use November 16-20 for improvements to the site. The Port of Bellingham will be removing a scour hole at the end of the boat ramp and extending the concrete panels used to launch boats further into Bellingham Bay.
Construction crews will begin mobilizing to the Squalicum boat launch site on November 9. The work is expected to take several weeks to complete and a minimum of one boat launch lane will be open at all times with the exception of full closure November 16-20. The Port selected the timing for full closure because it is historically a very low use period for the Squalicum Harbor boat launch.
Improvements to the Squalicum Harbor boat launch are being partially funded with a grant from Washington State’s Recreation and Conservation Office Boating Facilities Program.
Squalicum Harbor is a year-round, 4-lane paved ramp which is popular with trailer boaters for its ease of use at all tides. Other Whatcom County salt water boat launching facilities are available in Fairhaven, Blaine Harbor Marina, Birch Bay State Park, and at Larrabee State Park.