Boat Docks & Launches

Resource
Photo of a group paddling a canoe on the Willamette river on a sunny day.
Portland Parks & Recreation manages several public docks as well as two boat ramps in the City of Portland. These ramps and docks provide launching and mooring of watercraft and vessels, allowing exploration of the region by water. No services are provided at PP&R docks.

Where to launch or dock

Willamette Park Boat Ramp and Dock

  • Open 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Pay to park; no overnight parking
  • Active boat loading and unloading only (1 hour maximum on wings)
  • No overnight moorage
     

Cathedral Park Boat Ramp and Dock

  • Open 5:00 a.m. to midnight.
  • No overnight parking
  • Active boat loading and unloading only (1 hour maximum on wings)
  • No overnight moorage
     

Sellwood Riverfront Dock & Hand Watercraft Launch

  • Open 5:00 a.m. to midnight
  • No overnight parking
  • 2 hour maximum moorage
  • No overnight moorage
     

Gov Tom McCall Waterfront Park North and South Breakwater Docks

  • Open 5:00 a.m. to midnight
  • No on-site parking available
  • Payment required to use this dock. See signs and payment options on the dock.
  • Overnight moorage available with proper payment or permit.
  • To reserve dock space for large vessels, contact PP&R Customer Service.
     

Swan Island Boat Ramp and Dock 

  • N Basin Ave and N Emerson St
  • Open 5:00 a.m. to midnight.
  • No overnight parking
  • Active loading and unloading only
  • No overnight moorage

Dock rules

Two rangers look into a boat on a dock

Pre-seizure notices for abandoned and derelict vessels

Vessels that are left on city docks or ramps and that are in violation of park rules, city code, or Oregon law may be cited, towed, and impounded. Pursuant to rules set forth by the Oregon State Marine Board, PP&R Park Rangers are considered an enforcement agency for the purposes of removing and impounding abandoned or derelict vessels on PP&R managed property. Policy requires that vessels posted for removal be listed on our agency website.

If you are the owner of a vessel listed below, please remove your vessel immediately to avoid further enforcement action. You may appeal the decision to impound your vessel before the tow date by contacting the Hearing's Office. After the vessel has been seized/towed, an appeal must be received within 30 calendar days from the date of tow. The owner of the boat is liable for all costs associated with removal. For more information on abandoned or derelict vessels on state waterways, please visit the Oregon State Marine Board.

Date of postingLocationVessel IDTow dateReason
06/16/22N Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR 995SX06/26/22 
12:01 p.m.
Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
06/22/22N Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR WN 0470KB 07/2/22 
12:01 p.m.
Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
07/7/22N Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR 876 XE07/17/22 
12:01 p.m.
Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
06/13/22N Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR 393CG06/20/2022 12:01 p.m.Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
06/15/22N Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR 532GD06/25/2022 12:01 p.m.Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
06/15/22N Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR 663UK06/25/2022 12:01 p.m.Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
06/15/22N Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR 557PX06/25/2022 12:01 p.m.Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
06/15/22N Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR 814PF06/25/2022 12:01 p.m.Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
05/12/22N Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverWN 2129N05/22/2022/ 12:01 p.m.Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
04/01/22S Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR 283WD04/11/2022 12:01 p.m.Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs
04/01/22S Breakwater Dock; Willamette RiverOR 586YE04/11/2022 12:01 p.m.Abandoned at dock; no valid reg; over 24 hrs

Contact

Portland Park Rangers Call Center

PP&R Public Safety

PP&R Customer Service Center – Commercial Activity

phone number503-823-2525Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (closed 12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
Oregon Relay Service711Oregon Relay Service

Location

Park Location or Entrance
SE Spokane Street and Oaks Parkway
Portland, OR 97202