Mill Basin Marina

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, group paddling events are currently prohibited. Kayak, canoe and boat launch permits are not required for solo paddling for the 2020 season. Please maintain social distancing of at least six feet when using a boat launch and wear a face covering where social distancing is not possible.

Avenue Y & East 69th Street
Sunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)

Rules Prohibit:

  • Swimming, diving, or bathing
  • Rafts or other inflatables
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Littering
  • Smoking
  • Any discharge into water
  • Pets off leash or in the water
  • Open flame
  • Storing personal property
  • Motor vehicles without specific authorization

Location Details

Launch: Yes

Landing: Yes

Site Fee: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Rental: No

Rest Area: Yes

Parking: Yes


Mill Basin Marina

Nearby Locations

By Car

Take the Belt Parkway to the Kings Plaza exit and then North on Flatbush Avenue to Avenue U. Turn right on Avenue U and continue east for ten blocks until you get to East 69th Street. Make a right on East 69th Street and continue until Avenue Y. Entrance is on right side.

Beginner paddlers can try the Mill Basin; it is about 2-3 miles and takes about 2.5 hours. Intermediate paddlers will like the Ruffle Bar which is 3 hours (3-6 miles) away or Canarsie Pol which also about 3 hours (4-6 miles) away. Expert paddlers will venture towards the Rockaways. The journey is about 4-5 hours away covering 6-9 miles. Or a trip to Jamaica Bay which takes about 4-6 hours and is about 10-25 miles.

Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions

Boat traffic in basin. Jet skis in basin


Very little in basin

Emergency Landing Points

In Basin Docks at every house on waterside.

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