Details for Kirkland Marina Park

Kirkland Marina Park

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.2 stars from 4 reviews

Address 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive
Kirkland, WA 98033


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Depending on the time of year, the docks can be high above the water, making mooring a small boat somewhat difficult. In summer months, when the water level is higher, it is easier to dock smaller boats. However, the cleats are in bad condition and some should not be trusted. The docks themselves are not in great condition either and you should be aware of this before docking larger boats.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Available for an additional charge along the south edge side tie-up only.

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Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

No - Some water pumps are availble, but they are not for boat hookups.

Dinghy access

Yes - Nice beach in the park, no dinghy dock.

Liveaboard info

No - No livaboards allowed.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

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Disability access

Launch service


Pump out





Yes - Small trash cans are available on shore. These often get overfilled on busy weekends. There is no dumpster access available.








Yes - It's a 3 or 4 block walk due east to QFC. A few convenience stores selling wine and beer as well as minimal provisions are also in short walking distance.




Yes - A couple dozen nice places within a few blocks.


Yes - Multiple bars are available in the area.

Hotels or motels

Yes - A few hotels are very close to the marina park.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Public WiFi is available in Kirkland but it is very spotty and not reliable on the docks at all.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Only for Kirkland residents. You get a card that will lower a post in the middle of the ramp.


Yes - Two block walk to the Kirkland Transit center. Buses anywhere in the area.

Other services


Reviews for Kirkland Marina Park
Great destination, Ok marina, 2017-01-21
Captain: , Seattle, WI (32)

The marina has poor / no protection from passing boat wakes or westerly breezes. During the winter months, the lake is quiet, so this is the time to come, if you're like us and enjoy cruising, and checking out a new town. Power is limited to the main dock, and the end of the pier is reserved for charter boat docking (Argosy Boat) so be sure to park along the green bulwarks if you're in need of shore power. There's a pay station at shore to pay for power and moorage. During the winter months it appears you'll only be charged for power.. so the price is right ~$10! The town is directly at the end of the pier and offers great restaurants and shopping.

Close to the action, but not exactly safe, 2013-05-28
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (148)

Kirkland Marina Park is right in the heart of downtown Kirkland. It's close to shopping, dinning, coffee, and overnight accomodations if necessary. This is a great place to land your boat for a day or overnight. Add in the constant events, vendors and seasonal gatherings here, and this makes for a very cozy place to be during the summer.

The park would be even better if it were a safer location. Docking here is somewhat perilous. Many boaters who have been drinking come in fast to either dock or to use the boat ramp. This causes massive wakes both for boats trying to dock or leave as well as boats already tied up. It takes special attention to detail to make sure that your boat doesn't get rocked hard against the docks. Further, there are often many drunken boaters who party into the late night at this marina and cause disturbances during the summer. This is to be somewhat expected at a public marina, but many of the regular offenders are not kind to other boaters. For the most part, the boaters here are friendly and you should not have problems. But the small percentage of repeat offenders here can put a relaxing boater on edge. It is not uncommon for unattended boats to be broken into at night. Be sure to lock up your boat tight and leave all valuables out of site and preferably locked up entirely.

Poor for Overnight, 2011-07-14
Captain: , Corvallis, OR (20)

This docakge is best for short stays. Even at that, on a busy day, bring lots of lines and fenders, as the boats are tossed much by speed boat waves.

We stayed overnight on a Saturday night, and the low rating reflects that usage. It was very noisy until after 1AM. Several parties continued on, primarily at the docks closest to land, where the protection from the waves would have been best. People were yelling and starting engines (big ones) at all hours. There is no provision for security, and I saw no evidence that local police ever came by. Nothing bad happened, but the whole feel was quite different from a real "marina."

We did not have a windy night, and the lack of a breakwater was not a problem, but could be. Next time, we will anchor in bays north or south, and would be interested in reports from others on this option.

To its credit, for a day stop, it Kirkland Marina Park is very convenient.

Check rules carefully. Some dock areas allow 2-hours free, but not after 8 PM. Some dock space requires paying for and using electricity. Non-electric power slips are inexpensive. The Harbormaster was around until evening hours and was as helpful as possible for us.

Great Day or Overnight stop, 2008-07-31
Captain: , Seattle (460)

This can get very busy on the weekends, but it is a fnatastic place to spend the day. it costs $15 for 24 hours (for my 33' boat) 5 day stay max. It is then a short walk to stores, bars and food onshore. lots of fun and hip places to visit.

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