You can hop over to East Potomac Park during your day of fun at The District Wharf. The East Potomac Park Day Dock, a new, public floating dock in the Washington Channel, is the only publicly accessible dock on East Potomac Park. Dock your kayaks and paddleboards, and explore the park.
Types of Boats Allowed
Only non-motorized boats can be launched from or docked at the Day Dock, including kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and dinghies.
Things to Do in East Potomac park
Visitors paddling in from The Wharf can easily dock and partake in activities at East Potomac Park. After you dock, you can enjoy a picnic, play a round of golf (mini-golf or a game at a 36-hole course), swim in the nearby pool, take the kids to the playground, start a tennis match at public courts, or jump on the free jitney to get back to The Wharf.
Note: Fishing and swimming from the Day Dock are not permitted.
Hours of Operation
The dock is open from sunrise until twilight every day from April through November and on weekends in March and December. The Day Dock opened for the spring 2018 season in March.
Note: Any vessels left on the dock after hours will be towed.
The 60-by-12-foot dock has been a fixture along the Washington Channel since Fall 2017 when The Wharf opened it in partnership with the National Park Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program, Boating Access Subprogram, and the District Department of Energy and Environment also provided funding for the dock.