Alert Message - Charter Oak Landing Closed to Vehicular Traffic 10/18 - 10/21   Learn More

Due to the construction-related road closure of Reserve Road, Charter Oak Landing will be closed to vehicular traffic Friday, October 18 through Monday, October 21. The park will be accessible to pedestrians and bicycles.

Our boat launches are now open, through Labor Day, sunrise to sunset. Passes may be purchased in the park from any of our rangers. 

Great River Park:
Daily fee, $15
Season passes are free to East Hartford residents and $40 for non-residents but must be purchased from the East Hartford Department of Parks & Recreation

Charter Oak Landing & Riverside Park:
Daily fee, $5 for Hartford & MDC residents, $10 for non-residents
Season passes, $50 for Hartford & MDC residents, $100 for non-residents

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
  • During the Riverfront Fireworks all launches are closed except for the launch in Riverside Park which is open for boat launches until 8 pm. Boats can come off of the water 30 minutes after the end of the fireworks. 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