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Riva Row Boat House


Riva Row Current Hours of Operation

Northshore Storage Facility Flier

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Get in a kayak state of mind at the Riva Row Boat House! 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. Within walking distance from Market Street and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, it’s a great way to see The Woodlands Waterway from a kayak point of view.

Riva Row Boat House will open late on the following dates due to events being held in Lake Woodlands:
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Open at Noon due to Open Water Swim Clinic
  • Friday, April 24, 2020 – Open at 11 a.m. due to Ironman Texas practice swim day
  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Open at 11 a.m. due to Ironman Texas race day (swim course)

Seasonal Hours of Operation

Hours of operation vary throughout the year based on the season, per the schedule listed below. For current hours of operation, please click here or call the Boat House at 281-210-3965.
  • January 1 - May 10: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 hour before sunset)  |  Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • May 11 - August 10: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last Call: 7 p.m.)  |  Closed Wednesdays
  • August 11 - December 31: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 1 hour before sunset)  | Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • HOLIDAY HOURS - CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Rentals - Single and Tandem Kayaks, Paddleboards and Swan Boats

  • Rental Pricing:
    • Single Kayak: $15 for the first hour.
    • Tandem Kayak: $20 for the first hour.
    • Paddleboards: $20 for the first hour.
    • Swan Boats: $25 for the first hour.
  • $5 per additional hour for single and tandem kayaks, paddleboards and swan boats.
  • Valid ID is required for all rentals.
  • Two-person maximum per kayak.

Kayak and Paddleboard Storage

Looking for a way to get your kayak or paddleboard out without the pain and hassle of having to store and transport? The Northshore Storage Facility 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.
  • Fees: All fees must be paid in full for the entire year.
    • Kayak Stall: $15/month (resident), $30/month (non-resident)
    • Paddleboard Stall: $8/month (resident), $16/month (non-resident)

Online Waiver Forms

Liability waivers can be filled out online or on a tablet at either boat house. Once completed, the liability waiver remains active for the current year.


Reservations for kayaks are not required, but can be made for larger groups. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and full advance payment is required. Those wishing to reserve four (4) or more kayaks (single, tandem, or combination) can call ahead to make a reservation at 281-210-3965. Group Discounts are available for seven (7) or more kayaks in the amount of $5 off per boat.
  • No reservations on stand-up paddleboards or swan pedal boats.
  • No reservations taken on holidays or holiday weekends. 
  • Reservations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and staff may be unable to take a reservation once the allotment is full.
  • Maximum reservation on a normal operating day is 12 kayaks of any combination of sizes.
  • The best time to make a reservation for a big group (up to 50 boats!) is on Wednesdays, when Riva Row is normally closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

View a list of frequently asked questions regarding The Woodlands Township's Riva Row and Lakes Edge Boat Houses. 

View a list of frequently asked questions regarding the swan boats.