Key Bridge Boathouse

Key Bridge Boathouse
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Escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the sights of the Potomac as you paddle past Georgetown Waterfront, Roosevelt Island and some of DC's most stunning monuments, or head up river and lose yourself in the serenity of the C&O Canal.

Everyone at Key Bridge Boathouse is crazy about kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding! And because we really love having adventures on the water, we’re excited about sharing the fun with as many people as possible. Bring a friend on a kayaking lesson, try a paddleboard fitness class or just stop by for a paddle after work!

Walking from M Street, Georgetown

There are many places along M street that bring you down to the C&O canal, or walk down Wisconsin until you arrive at K Street. Walk West (keeping the water to your left) until you find us beneath Key Bridge.

DC Metro

Parking in Georgetown can be a hassle, so the easiest way to get around is on the Metro!

From Rosslyn Metro (¾ mile): walk across Key Bridge and take the stairs on either side down to the canal. There are footbridges across the canal that lead to stairs on Water St. Walk back toward the bridge and we are located directly below Key Bridge!

From Foggy Bottom Metro (1 mile): From the rotary, walk West on K street toward the waterfront. If you follow the waterfront park, we are located just on the other side of Key Bridge.

DC Circulator Bus

The Circulator Bus is an easy way to get to Georgetown, and only costs $1! Heading toward Georgetown, get off at K St. NW/Wisconsin Ave. Keeping the River to your left, we are a short walk under the bridge. By the water is a great place to look for us!


We are located near the very end of K Street, which turns into Water street. From Georgetown, follow Wisconsin Ave down toward the waterfront, taking a right onto K St/Water St.

Parking is extremely limited, but there is free 3-hour parking across the street, and a parking garage up by the Lowes Movie Theater. The best time to park is early in the morning, or later in the afternoon as it fills up fast on weekends!

River Forecasts & Safe Paddling

We take safety very seriously and there are times that we need to close the facility due to unsafe river conditions. Read more about our river forecast safety policy.

Contact us

    3500 Water St. NW, Washington, DC 20007

    Call us at (202) 337-9642




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