Anacostia Park doesn't just have great view of the river, it has public access! You can come out and enjoy boating, sailing, rowing, kayaking or paddleboarding on the Anacostia River.
Pubic Boat Ramp
The boat ramp is located at the north end of Anacostia Drive SE. Vehicle and trailer parking is adjacent to the boat ramp. The boat ramp and parking is free.
- Wear a lifejacket at all times.
The Anacostia River is a freshwater tidal river. The tide rises and falls around 3 feet twice daily. Be aware of shallow areas and creeks and plan accordingly. Review tide charts for the Anacostia River before your trip.
There are no boat rentals at Anacostia Park. However, local agencies offer opportunities for getting on the river.
The Anacostia River offers excellent views of wildlife and access to city-life as well. This trail map provides information on the different areas you can visit including:
- Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
- The National Arboretum
- Bladensburg Waterfront Park
- The Navy Yard
- Nationals Park
- Langston Golf Course
- Seafarers Yacht Club
Last updated: December 28, 2022