Boating

Boating
Public Boat Ramps - Freshwater
Newport News Park - Lee Hall Reservoir
A launch permit is required prior to launching in Newport News Park. Please call 757-888-3333 for more information.
  • Lee Hall Fishing Area
  • Campsite Launch
  • Jefferson Avenue Launch
Newport News Park - Harwood's Mill Reservoir
A launch permit is required prior to launching in Newport News Park. Please call 757-888-3333 for more information.

Public Boat Ramps - Saltwater
Denbigh Park
Hours: Sunrise - 10 p.m.
Located at the end of Denbigh Boulevard, provides access to the Warwick River

Peterson's Yacht Basin
Hours: 24 hours
Located at 16th Street and Oak Avenue, provides access to the Hampton Harbor

Huntington Park
Hours: 24 hours
Located near the entrance to the James River Bridge on Mercury Boulevard, provides access to the James River

Paddle Boat, Canoe & Jon Boat Rentals
Boat rentals are available daily year-round at the Newport News Park Campsite Office and on weekends and holidays during summer months at Lee Hall and Harwood's Mill (jon boats only) concessions. Paddles, oars, and personal flotation devices are provided. You must be at least 16 years of age to rent watercraft.

Type Rate
Canoe $5 per hour (plus tax)
Jon Boat
$5 per hour (plus tax)
Paddle Boat
$6 per hour (plus tax)