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