Water Recreation in The Woodlands

One of the best ways to explore The Woodlands is by water. Here, you can glide across Lake Woodlands...

Water Recreation


The best way to take advantage of the mild weather and abundance of water throughout The Woodlands is to spend the day paddle boarding or kayaking in The Woodlands. Riva Row Boat House, along The Woodlands Waterway at Town Green Park, and Lakes Edge Boat House, on Lake Woodlands at Hughes Landing, both offer stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals for you to enjoy on The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands. You can also rent swan boats, water bikes, tandem pedal kayaks, and elliptical stand-up paddle boards from Riva Row Boathouse. A group or family of four can fit in a swan boat, which can be used to explore the upper portion of The Woodlands Waterway. And when you’re finished enjoying the water, you’re within walking distance to some of the best attractions in The Woodlands.




Rental Item

1-Hour Rental

Riva Row Boat House

Lakes Edge Boat House

Single Kayak $20 Yes Yes
Tandem Kayak $25 Yes Yes
Standup Paddle Board (SUP) $25 Yes Yes
Water Bike $30 Yes Yes
Swan Boat $30 Yes No
Single Pedal Kayak $30 Yes No
Tandem Pedal Kayak $35 Yes No
Elliptical Standup Paddle Board (SUP) $30 Yes No


  • Kayak Rentals: kayak, paddle, and life jacket

  • SUP Rentals: standup paddle board, paddle, and life jacket

  • Waterbike and Swan Boat Rentals: life jackets

If you want to bring your furry friend along, dogs are allowed to ride in the kayaks for no additional fee; however, a limited number of life jackets for dogs are available. Dogs are not allowed on the SUPs or swan boats. No monetary deposit is required. A valid photo ID is securely held at the time of rental, as a deposit.

Riva Row Boat House

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Lakes Edge Boat House

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Summer Hours: Mid-May to mid-August

  • The Riva Row and Lakes Edge Boat Houses are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Riva Row is closed each Wednesday and Lakes Edge is closed on Tuesdays. 

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: Mid-August to Mid-May

  • The Riva Row and Lakes Edge Boat Houses are open from 9 a.m. to sunset. Both locations are closed each Tuesday and Wednesday.

During normal operations, reservations for kayaks are not required but are suggested for large 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, full payment is required at the time of booking, reservations are limited to the Riva Row Boat House and not available at the Lakes Edge Boat House. Group discounts are offered a savings of $5 off the rental price for each kayak rented.


Be sure to check out the schedule of activities at Riva Row Boat House and Lakes Edge Boat House while you’re in town. They often host fun events like SUP yoga, sunrise kayaking, and kayak birdwatching. Both boathouses are open year-round with seasonal hours. Next time you visit The Woodlands—either solo or with a group—head to the boathouses and treat yourself to some time on these waters.