Riverside Park (79th Street)

79th Street Boat Basin & 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

Site Fee: No

ADA Accessible: No

Rental: No

Storage: Yes

Rest Area: Yes

Parking: Yes


79th Marina

79th Street Marina

Nearby Locations

By Car

West side highway to 79th Street

By Mass Transit

1/2/3 to 79th Street & Broadway or M4 bus

George Washington Bridge or Yonkers 10 or 16 miles round trip

Per Parks Rules and Regulations, storage for kayaks/canoes/rowing shells at the 79th Street Boat Basin is $350.00 per year.  The year runs from May 1 to April 30.



No Access Areas


Restrictive Conditions


Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions



Can be strong at times

Emergency Landing Points

72nd Street dock or 56th Street dock. If you really have a medical emergency you could always get out and portage over the rocks north of 79th Street. There is a bike and running path and is close to the highway.

Nearest Hospitals

Mount Sinai Hospital – 1190 Fifth Avenue (212-241-6500)
Lenox Hill Hospital – 100 East 77th Street (212-434-2000)

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