The Southeast 40th Street Boat Launch provides boat access to Lake Washington. Located at 118th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 40th Street, the launch has one lane for launching, one lane for retrieving boats and approximately 65 parking spaces designated for vehicles and trailers. One vehicle/trailer parking space is reserved for vehicles with a Washington handicap permit.
A launch permit entitles the purchaser to park for up to 24 hours on a space-available basis. Fees can be paid on a daily basis at the boat launch, or an annual permit may be purchased. The pay station does not accept coins or bills; only debit or credit cards can be used to buy a permit.
Annual permits are available beginning in January and are valid for the remainder of the current calendar year, regardless of date purchased. Please download the appropriate form, fill it in, print it and mail or deliver it in person to Service First at City Hall (P.O. Box 90012, Bellevue, WA 98009) or the Bellevue Aquatic Center (601 143rd Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98007), along with payment (checks payable to the "City of Bellevue"). Annual permits may also be purchased in person at the Service First desk at City Hall or from the Bellevue Aquatic Center.
- Daily Launch – $17
- 3-Day Launch Pass - Excludes Seafair weekend - $48
- Annual Individual Permit -
- $146 – residents
- $184 – non-residents
Driving Directions to the Boat Launch
From I-405, take the Coal Creek Parkway exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn west. Turn left on Southeast 40th Street.