Our boat launches will open for launching on May 23, 2020. You may launch boats during park hours, from sunrise to sunset. Passes may be purchased in the park from any of our rangers. 

Great River Park:
Single day fee: $20, permit: no fee

Hartford Boat Launch Fees (Charter Oak Landing & Riverside Park):
Residents: single day fee: $10; season fee: $100 
Non-residents: single day fee $20; season fee: $200
Permits are issued based on the location where the boat is registered. MDC-serviced towns pay the resident rate, whcih applies to residents of Bloomfield, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, West Hartford and Windsor. 

Permits must be paid for using cash. Checks are not accepted. Coins are not accepted. Bills larger than $20 are not accepted except for the exact amount of a season pass.

Rules & Important Information:

  • Please be aware that a no wake zone extends from the Charter Oak Landing jetty to the train trestle north of Riverside Park's Boathouse
  • Overnight docking is not permitted
  • Some launches may be closed during the Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival and the Head of the Riverfront.
  • The launches in Great River Park & Riverside Park are handicap-accesible
  • Season passes must be affixed to the boat or the boat trailer
  • All launches are subject to safety inspection by our rangers