Located at the Ridgefield Waterfront where the banks of Lake River meet the Columbia River at the North tip of Bachelor Island, our boat launch is an incredible local resource.
This idyllic location offers you the chance to row casually along the Lake River or speed into the Columbia and experience incredible river vistas.
Our boat launch includes two ramps with a center launch float, a single day-use dock, paved parking lot, restroom facilities, ADA-accessible facilities and a grassy picnic area where you can rest and enjoy the views before or after your journey.
Our dock and river access is a delight to boaters year-round! Come see what all the talk is about!
In order to use the Port's boat launch, you must pay a use fee. The annual boat launch use fee is $50 for Ridgefield residents with a 98642 home zip code. The port does not offer annual boat launch use permits to non-98642 residents.
The permit can be purchased by mailing the form below to the Port of Ridgefield (PO Box 55, Ridgefield) or visit the Port Office at 101 Mill Street Suite 100, Ridgefield. We accept credit/debit cards, cash, or check.
Daily permits are available for purchase at the Boat Launch by using a credit card at the ticket machine next to the public restroom.
At the Ridgefield Waterfront Kayak Launch, located at the end of Division Street, kayakers and paddle boarders enjoy easy access with free city right-of-way parking.
While the boat launch is discouraged for kayakers and paddle boarders, the rocky shoreline is available for use. However, the port aims to promote inclusivity for all kayakers and paddle boarders by ensuring that those with disabilities have access to the boat launch if needed. No boat launch fee is required.
Port of Ridgefield
101 Mill Street, suite 100
Ridgefield, WA 98642
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