The ramp is open year-round as weather and river conditions permit.
Please call Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018 for current river conditions.
Water skiing, jet skis, big boats and tubes are NOT permitted. The river section near the park is shallow and rocky. There is no whitewater in this section of the river.
Life Jackets Are Required. All Boating is at Your Own Risk.
BE AWARE! There is a dangerous dam one mile downriver from the Riverbend boat ramp. A line of white buoys marks the danger area above the dam. Boaters may not pass the buoys.
KNOW THE RIVER: Current River Stages Map: Potomac River Basin
For researching river levels on the link above, Little Falls is the closest recorded river level to Riverbend Park. When Little Falls reaches a level of 4.6, Riverbend Park's boat ramp is closed. The ramp is closed at approximately 3.0 feet on the gauge at Riverbend.
Boat Ramp Closed: When the river level is within the DANGEROUS (RED) level at the Riverbend boat ramp. The river is unsafe for boating.
Boat Ramp Open–Experienced Boaters Only: When the river level is within the CAUTION (YELLOW) level, the Riverbend boat ramp is open but at a higher than normal boating level. Use caution.
Boat Ramp Open-All Levels: When the river is below the CAUTION (YELLOW) level, the river is at or below the normal boating level.