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Riva Row & Lakes Edge Boat House

Lake Woodlands & The Woodlands Waterway Boat Rentals

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Reservations are HIGHLY recommended!
Boats sell out frequently. Make a reservation online to guarantee a rental.
 The last boat of the evening goes out approximately 1 hour before sunset.

All boats must be returned by sunset.

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Boats do sell out frequently. Make a reservation online to guarantee a rental. 

Last boats go out 1 hour before sunset. All boats must be back by sunset.

(Walk-ups will need to be in line at least 15 minutes before the cut-off time to be sure to get out on the water!)

Sign Our Waivers

The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department offers an online waiver system that allows guests to move quickly through the equipment rental lines at Riva Row Boat House and Lakes Edge Boat House. Each guest to either boathouse is required to acknowledge liability and fill out a waiver before getting out on the water for a day of fun. Plan on bringing your pet? Then be sure to sign our pet waiver too!

The online liability waiver can be filled out online by clicking on the images below before visiting Riva Row Boat House and Lakes Edge Boat House, or on a tablet at either boathouse. Once completed, the liability waiver remains active for the current year.

About Riva Row Boat House

Riva Row Boat House opened as the first public boat rental location in The Woodlands, TX, in 2009 as part of the rapidly-developing Woodlands Waterway in The Woodlands Town Center. It is centrally located within walking distance from Town Green Park, Market Street, and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. This boat house sits on the lower waterway, and it takes about 20-25 leisurely minutes to reach Lake Woodlands by watercraft. Eight (8) family-friendly rental options include single and tandem kayaks, single and tandem pedal kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, elliptical stand-up paddle boards, water bikes, and swan boats.

A second boat house, Lakes Edge Boat House, opened in 2016 in the new Hughes Landing development. This compact, kiosk-style boat house is located just south of Restaurant Row between One Lakes Edge and Two Lakes Edge apartment buildings and docks directly on Lake Woodlands for easy access to Northshore Park and the rest that the beautiful lake has to offer. Rental options currently include single kayaks, tandem kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. Beginning in spring 2021 offerings at LEBH will include water bikes as well!

Riva Row Boat House and Lakes Edge Boat House are owned and operated by The Woodlands Township, a political subdivision of the State of Texas.

Get in a Kayak State of Mind!

Riva Row Boat House is a beautiful amenity in The Woodlands that’s perfect for many occasions, including a family outing, a date, or group games.

The Riva Row Boat House

Our Riva House Boat House is within walking distance from Town Green Park, Market Street, and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It’s a great launch point to see The Woodlands Waterway from a unique point of view.

Riva Row Boat House Rentals

The Lakes Edge Boat House

Located in Hughes Landing and open to the public, Lakes Edge Boat House offers kayak and paddle board rentals just a short walk from Restaurant Row, Whole Foods, and the boardwalk on Lake Woodlands.

Lakes Edge Rentals

Kayak and Stand-Up Paddle Board Storage

Looking for a way to get your kayak or stand-up paddle board out on the water without the pain and hassle of having to store and transport? The Northshore Boat Storage Facility (inside the Woodforest Bank Boat House) is a small piece of lake-front property that offers quick and easy access to Lake Woodlands. For information or to reserve your storage space, please call Riva Row Boat House at 281-210-3965, or visit Riva Row Boat House at 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands, TX 77380.  Please note: The Northshore Storage Facility is currently on a long wait list.

Fees: All fees must be paid in full for the entire year.

    • Kayak Stall: $15/month (resident), $30/month (non-resident)
    • Stand-Up Paddle Board Stall: $8/month (resident), $16/month (non-resident)
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More than 300 5-Star Google Reviews!

Riva Row Boat House
Love this place!

Love this place, the lake is beautiful and the price is too. It's currently 20 per kayak for the first hour and less for the next couple. When you get the double kayak it makes for a great date on a great budget. I recommend the afternoon because the wind settles down on the lake for a serene experience.

– Daniel T. | Google Reviews
Riva Row Boat House
Great experience!

The service was great and the kayaking route has a lot of amazing views of the architecture, fountains, and sculptures of the Woodlands. It's a great way to spend a weekend actively, and if you're with a partner, they have two-person boats too!

– Trent H. | Google Reviews
Riva Row Boat House
A great option

A great option to do something outdoors. Husband and I rented the tandem pedal kayak. We had also done the Swan pedal board before. That was fun too. I was afraid we needed some level of experience with the kayaks, but it really wasn't that hard. Next time we will try the kayaks without the pedals.

– Linda G. | Google Reviews
Riva Row Boat House
Everything is so great!

I love this place. The service from staff is very thorough on the guidelines, very helpful and friendly. It's a great place to relax, have fun and a great workout. I would highly recommend this place to anyone anytime.

– Jerry R. | Google Reviews