Directions and Check-In
We are located at Fletcher’s Cove, and our driveway entrance is on the west side of Canal Road at 4940 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Washington, DC 20007. The driveway will take you through a tunnel and around to the boathouse site.
When you arrive, check in at the front desk. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to get yourself situated.
You can put Boathouse at Fletchers or 4940 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Washington, DC 20007 into your GPS. Just note that if you’re heading Southbound on Canal, it will be a sharp, steep turnoff to the right, if you’re coming Northbound on Canal, it will be a cross-traffic, steep turn to the left. Once you’re in the driveway, you will stay on the road it past the first small lot and through the tunnel to the boathouse parking lot.
Biking is a great way! We are located along the Capital Crescent Train, and there are bike racks at the boathouse, so we encourage you to bike, paddle and bike some more! Please bring your own locks.
Unfortunately, Fletcher’s is not easy to reach by public transportation as it’s 2.7 miles from the closest metro stop (Tenleytown-AU). The closest transit option is the D6 bus that passes through Georgetown, and stops at NW MacArthus BV & NW U St, which is a 10 – 15-minute walk from the boathouse.
There is a large parking lot on site at Thompsons once you exit the tunnel. Additionally, if the lot is full, there is National Park parking along the driveway before the tunnel and a footbridge that will take you across the canal and towpath to the boathouse.