Life Jacket Loaner Program

ALERT: Due to public health concerns, many life jacket loaner stations are closed for the rest of the year. 

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the statewide life jacket loaner program. 
  • The Life Jacket Association recommends life jackets possibly exposed to the virus should be carefully washed and allowed to thoroughly dry for at least 72 hours before the next use.
  • Check before you go. You can find contact information for specific sites using the "find a site" resources listed below. 
  • If a life jacket loaner station is closed, plan ahead and bring life jackets. You are responsible for your own safety.

In partnership with the Washington Drowning Prevention Network, the State Parks Boating Program facilitates a statewide life jacket loaner program.

What is a life jacket loaner program? 

When you go out boating and don’t have a life jacket or find yours doesn’t fit properly, you can visit a life jacket loaner station and borrow an infant, child, youth or adult life jacket for the day or weekend—at no charge. When finished, simply return the life jackets to the same station.

Life jacket loaner stations are located at marinas, near boat ramps or paddlecraft launch sites and at various state parks.

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  1. Find a site
  2. Host a site
  3. Fitting a jacket

alert: Check before you go!

Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, many life jacket loaner stations are closed for the rest of the year. Check before you go.

Use the interactive map below to find one of the 180 life jacket loaner stations near you, or view a detailed list of all the life jacket loaner sites (PDF).

If you don’t find a loaner site near you, contact the local sheriff or police department. They may have life jackets available.