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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.

Water Bike Information

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. 
  • May 6 to August 11: 9 a.m. to sunset (Last Call: 7 p.m.)  | Closed Wednesdays
  • August 12 - 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, Water Bikes, and Swan Boats

  • Rental Pricing:
    • Single Kayak: $15 for the first hour.
    • Tandem Kayak: $20 for the first hour.
    • Single Pedal Kayak: $25 for first hour. 
    • Tandem Pedal Kayak: $30 for first hour.
    • Paddleboards: $20 for the first hour.
    • Swan Boats: $25 for the first hour.
    • Water Bikes: $25 for the first hour.
  • Valid ID is required for all rentals.
  • Two-person maximum per kayak.
  • Lifejackets and Paddles included with all rentals

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.  Please note: The Northshore Storage Facility is currently on a wait list.
  • 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 for either boat house. Once completed, the liability waiver remains active for the current year.


During normal operations, reservations for kayaks are not required, but can be made for larger groups. Those wishing to reserve seven (7) or more kayaks (single, tandem, or combination) can call ahead to make a reservation at 281-210-3965. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and full advance payment is required. Group discounts in the amount of $5 off per boat are available for these reservations.

  • Due to high volumes, no reservations will be taken on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. Exception: The Program Coordinator may approve a 9:00 a.m. (first of the day) reservation on those days.
  • Reservations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and staff may be unable to take another reservation once the allotment on a given day is full.
  • Maximum reservation on a normal operating day is 12 kayaks of any combination of sizes, so that we can maintain an operating inventory. Reservations are available for standard kayaks only due to limited inventory of all other boats.
  • Maximum reservation on a closed day (Wednesday) is the full fleet at Riva Row Boat House: Any combination of approximately 40 kayaks; 10 paddleboards; 10 swans; 4 water bikes; and more!
  • To receive a full refund, cancellation must be completed in writing 24 hours in advance of the scheduled reservation time. Otherwise, a minimum admin fee of $25 will apply. 

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.