Inwood Hill Park

Dyckman Street & Hudson River
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

ADA Accessible: No

Rest Area: Yes

Parking: Yes


Inwood Hill

Inwood Hill

Inwood Hill

Nearby Locations

By Car

Henry Hudson to Dyckman (northbound Henry Hudson really lets you off on Riverside, so turn left twice).Or FDR/Harlem to northern end, then left on Dyckman.West on Dyckman to end of street (parking area).

By Mass Transit

A train or 1 train to Dyckman Street (200th Street). Walk west on Dyckman to end of street. Several bus lines run along Broadway to Dyckman.

This site is hard to spot. At the west end of Dyckman Street are a dirt road, a marina, a wooden fishing pier, and a set of playing fields (scanning from left to right, or south or north.) The launch site is just to the right (north) of the wooden fishing pier, accessed by the same gate that protects the pier.

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Inwood Cove (Salt Marsh) in Inwood Hill Park

No Access Areas

Security zones around bridges

Restrictive Conditions

Spuyten Duyvil (mouth of Harlem River) sometimes has heavy traffic when the railroad bridge swings open.

Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions

Hazardous launch/landing conditions: Glass on the beach.


Once you’re out of the cove, the currents on the Hudson can be strong (well over two miles per hour during the ebb tide). There is often turbulence under the George Washington Bridge and Spuyten Duyvil (mouth of the Harlem River).

Emergency Landing Points

Emergency Landing Points: Many pocket beaches.
1) Columbia University boathouse on the Harlem River near Inwood Hill Park (1.5 miles)
2) Peter Jay Sharp boathouse on the Harlem River at the east end of Dyckman Street (3 miles)
3) Roberto Clemente State Park on the Harlem River, Bronx side, across from the PJ Sharp Boathouse (3 miles)
4) Inwood Canoe Club, one quarter mile south of the site.


Nearest Hospitals

NY Presbyterian Hospital – 4781 Broadway (212-567-8019

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