On the Water

Gazebo Sunrise by Alexander's Photography

Stretching 34 miles and feeding into the Chesapeake Bay, the York River is the hub of activity along the Yorktown waterfront. Dock your boat at our public piers to take advantage of our beautiful beaches, restaurants, and special events!

Riverwalk Landing Piers

The Riverwalk Landing Piers provide docking for overnight stays and transient boaters. Tie up and step ashore to grab a bite to eat or do a little shopping. Take advantage of prime parking on the water for our outdoor concerts, Yorktown Market Days, and festivals.

Notes for Boaters: The piers provide 1,200 linear feet of dockage. Electrical, water, and sewer pump-out are available pier side. The concrete floating pier system allows for a constant 28" above-water elevation. The depths at dockside range from 27' to 50' on well over 1,000 feet of dock frontage space. 

A second pier is located behind Riverwalk Restaurant and provides additional docking. This smaller pier offers similar amenities as the T-pier. Mooring balls are also available for use if desired. A private shower and restroom facility is also provided for our guests who arrive by water.

Docking Fees (PDF)

Docking Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Contact Info

Phone: 757-890-3370
Email: dockmaster@yorkcounty.gov

425 Water Street
P.O. Box 532
Yorktown, VA 23690


Reservations for docking space are welcome and can be made year-round by contacting the dockmaster as listed above.

Operating Schedule

April 1 - October 31 (7 days per week)
Sunday - Thursday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Extended hours Memorial Day through Labor Day.

November 1 through March 31: Available to recreational boaters, excluding special events. The office operates with limited staff hours during the off-season. In the event you wish to dock without a reservation, boaters must contact the posted phone number for security purposes and to obtain the security code for the gate to the docks. Payment arrangements will be made at this time. Water, electricity, and pump-out services will not be available.


Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Core hours may be adjusted when necessitated by the docking reservation schedule, inclement weather, holiday usage or special events.

Entrance to Public Piers
Schooner York River
Pirate Adventure Cruise
Outdoor Recreation Riverwalk Landing Pier
Yorktown Beach and Docks
Freight Shed by Alexander's Photography

Freight Shed

Built in 1935 by the National Park Service after a tropical storm destroyed much of the waterfront, the Freight Shed was used as a terminal for Baltimore steamships until 1952. That’s when it was remodeled and served as a post office. The current facility, extensively renovated in 2005 in conjunction with the opening of Riverwalk Landing, is approximately 1,950 square feet. It features a large brick plaza on the river side of the building—the perfect outdoor stage for weddings, reunions, parties, banquets, concerts, meetings, and more. Interested in reserving for your next big event? Check our calendar for availability.