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As a part of The Woodlands Town Center, Riva Row Boat House and Lakes Edge Boathouse are each within walking distance to nearby attractions

Riva Row Boat House

2101 Riva Row

The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Lakes Edge Boat House

Hughes Landing

The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Lake Woodlands Kayak Information

The Riva Row Boat House welcomed residents and guests back for fun on the water on Wednesday, May 6, 2020!

Riva Row

The Riva Row Boat House is located along the lower Woodlands Waterway, at Riva Row Park (2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands 77380), across the Waterway from Town Green Park. The Waterway is divided by 6-foot drop in elevation into an upper and lower section. The dam that creates this division is located at Riva Row Park, where the junction between the upper and lower pedestrian walkways provides an important connection between the free parking areas and The Woodlands Pavilion.

The Riva Row Boat House opened on Saturday, April 25, 2009 and features a kayak launch with direct access to Lake Woodlands via The Woodlands Waterway. The event featured an open house hosted by the Community Associations of The Woodlands and The Woodlands Development Company. Montgomery County residents can discover the pleasures of kayaking at this unique amenity in The Woodlands. 

Lakes Edge

The Lakes Edge Boat House opened in early 2016 on Lake Woodlands, offering single and tandem kayak rentals. This new facility is located next to the One Lakes Edge apartments at 1970 Hughes Landing Boulevard, The Woodlands 77381. As the second rental facility of kayaks on Lake Woodlands, the Lakes Edge Boat House works in partnership with Riva Row Boat House.

Visit the second kayak rental facility on Lake Woodlands. Lakes Edge Boat House at Hughes Landing is just a short walk from Restaurant Row, Whole Foods and the new boardwalk at Hughes Landing business district.

Frequently Asked Questions
View a list of frequently asked questions regarding The Woodlands Township's Riva Row and Lakes Edge Boat Houses. 

As a part of The Woodlands Town Center, Riva Row Boat House and Lakes Edge Boathouse are each within walking distance to nearby attractions like The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Restaurant Row (Hughes Landing), and both are just a short trolley ride from one of several stops along the upper Woodlands Waterway®, Market Street, and The Woodlands Mall. Visitors can take a solo or tandem cruise out from the Kayak Launch at the Waterway Boat House (Riva Row) next to the Waterway Dam, and venture out the adjoining Lake Woodlands to the west. Lakes Edge Boathouse is located along the shore line  of Lake Woodlands, just north of Northshore Park.

Hours of Operation (Seasonal)

Regular Hours are 9am -8pm - 6 days per week
Closed on Wednesdays
Typical rental schedules are as follows:
January 2 - May 10: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 Hour before sunset)
May 11 - August 10: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last Call: 7 p.m.) | Closed Wednesdays*
August 11 - December 31: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 Hour before sunset)
HOLIDAY HOURS - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Reservations
No reservations are taken at Lakes Edge due to size and availability, but you can reserve a kayak at Riva Row Boat House.
Reservations for kayaks at Riva Row are not required, but can be made for larger groups. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and full advance payment is required. Those wishing to reserve four (4) or more kayaks (single, tandem, or combination) can call ahead to make a reservation at 281-210-3965. Group Discounts are available for seven (7) or more kayaks in the amount of $5 off per boat.


Kayak Rentals

Single and Tandem Kayaks
Rental Pricing:
Single Kayak: $15 for the first hour.
Tandem Kayak: $20 for the first hour.
$5 per additional hour for both single and tandem kayaks.
Valid ID is required for all rentals.
Two-person maximum per kayak.

  • No reservations on stand-up paddle-boards or swan pedal boats.
  • No reservations taken on holidays or holiday weekends.
  • Reservations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and staff may be unable to take a reservation once the allotment is full.
  • Maximum reservation on a normal operating day is 12 kayaks of any combination of sizes.

*The best time to make a reservation for a large group (up to 50 boats!) is on Wednesdays, when Riva Row is normally closed.

Swan Boats

Typical rental schedules are as follows:
January 2 - May 10: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 Hour before sunset) | Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
May 11 - August 10: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last Call: 7 p.m.) | Closed Wednesdays* 
August 11 - December 31: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 Hour before sunset) | Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
HOLIDAY HOURS - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
Swan Boat Rentals $25/hr

Reservations
A newly-implemented reservation system is available with parties booking in 10-minute intervals in order to follow safe social distancing measures. To make your reservation for fun on The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands, please call Call them281-210-3965 Please note, to eliminate cash/card handling on-site, all payments for reservations must be made over the phone. No cash will be accepted.

Anti Virus Measures: 
Enhanced sanitation and safety measures have been implemented to ensure safe usage of the kayaks, life jackets, paddles and swan boats. Boat House staff will also wear masks as recommended by the CDC. Enhanced sanitation procedures include:

The Riva Row Boat House is located at 2101 Riva Row, within walking distance of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Market Street, as well as the many free parking lots south of Riva Row.

  • Twice daily, at opening and closing, all non-porous surfaces at Riva Row Boat House will be wiped down, including: boat house offices, exterior door handles, window ledges and restrooms. Each surface will be sprayed with a disinfectant solution then wiped down with a clean towel. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: interior and exterior door handles, countertops, phones, laptops, sinks, toilets, hand dryers, etc. Disinfecting will be a part of the daily opening and closing duties.
  • After each use and at closing, common touch points of swan boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards will be disinfected (i.e. paddles, life jackets, seat area and rails on kayak near seats)
  • Each time that an item is cleaned, it will be logged in the respective daily checklist.
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