District Wharf Boathouse

View from the kayak - looking upstream on Washington Channel. Sailboats are on the starboard and port sides. The Washington Monument is in the background.

Washington, D.C. S.W.

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2023 SEASON: Open daily through August 18, rest of the season TBD

Online reservations required

Opening concurrent with the first phase of the Wharf, this Boating in DC boathouse is perhaps the most bustling location. Paddlers kayak through Washington Channel and its busy marina. Downstream, as the channel widens and development wanes. It’s a quieter scene with East Potomac Park on the west and Fort McNair on the east. If the season starts early enough, great cherry blossom views are seen.

No location provides more additional activities as well with plenty of places to eat and drink. It gets crowded sometimes, on and off the water.

Getting there

🚲 – Anacostia River Trail
🚇 – Waterfront, L’enfant Plaza
🚌 – DC Circulator, A9
🅿 – $


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