Due to Friday’s heavy rain, Saturday Free Boating is CANCELLED today. Heavy rain causes the sewer outfalls in the river to overflow, elevating pollution levels and making the river unsafe for recreation. Hope to see you next week on cleaner & safer waters.
Explore this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River by kayak or rowboat. No registration or boating experience necessary. All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and very basic instruction. Boating excursions limited to 30 minutes. Wait time can be over a half hour on our busiest days. Please check out our FAQ before coming!
Free Saturday Boating embarks from our Community Boathouse,on the northern tip of Bartram’s Garden. Walk downhill from the Visitor Parking area onto the Meadow trail, which leads to the Boathouse (click here for a map).