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

Attention Boaters - Huntington Park Boat Ramp – Closed for repairs

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, through Thursday, May 4, 2017, the boat ramp at Huntington Park will be closed to the public so the City can complete emergency dredging operations inside of the ramp area.  Sediment build up on the ramps has made it difficult for boaters to use. The rest of the park will remain open for normal use from sunrise to sunset. Huntington Park is located at 5500 West Mercury Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia.

Other public boat ramps in Newport News that are available for public use are:

Denbigh Boat Ramp-located at the western end of Denbigh Boulevard, open daily sunrise to 10 pm, provides access to the Warwick River.

Peterson Yacht Basin-located at 16th Street and Oak Avenue, open 24 hours, provides access to the Hampton Harbor.

For additional information about Huntington Park or any boating opportunities in Newport News, please contact:

Newport News Parks Headquarters
13560 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23603 
(757) 886-7912



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)