Manchester Boat Launch: Daily Launch & Premier Fishing Facilities

The boat launch provides water access near the entrance to Rich Passage, with direct access to nearby Bainbridge Island, Yukon Harbor, Southworth and Blake Island State Marine Park. These waters are part of State Dept of Fish & Wildlife Marine Area 10. There is a daily launch fee, with funds maintaining the launch ramp, parking lot & restrooms (see website for fees & annual pass information).

A County Fishing Pier extends 180 feet into Puget Sound. Boats can moor at the pier during the day — only between 4am and 10pm. Facilities include an elevated boat launch, tow vehicle parking, and beach picnic area (Pomeroy Park).

A second, non-motorized boat launch site (no ramp available) is in Southworth, on Yukon Harbor, waterside of Harper Park (at 3500 SE Southworth Drive).

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