Washington on the Water
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Policies and Information

Boat slips with electricity and water available for a charge of $1 per day per foot of vessel or $260 per month, paid in advance. Short-term docking also is available for $7.50 for up to six hours per slip. Long Term Leases now available for boats 35’ and under.

Additional boat tie-ups are available at no charge for up to 48 hours along five 80-foot parallel docks. Water and electricity are not available at these locations. Stays longer than 48 hours on Free Docks, .75 per foot per day as long as there is no demand for Free Docking.

Reservations are accepted for boat slips by calling the Washington Recreation Department at (252) 975-9367, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed holidays). Call early for popular weekend, special events, and holiday periods. Reservations are not required (nor are they accepted) for tie-ups at the parallel docks. This area is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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Welcome to our area

The settlement at the current location of the city was founded in the 1770s by James Bonner on his land and was known as Forks of the Tar. In 1776, it was renamed Washington. During the American Revolutionary War, Washington served as a supply port while all major neighboring ports were under British siege. We welcome you to our area.

Washington is located on the Pamlico and Tar rivers in the inland coastal region of North Carolina at the intersection of US 17 and US 264, approximately 125 miles east of Raleigh.

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Long Term Leases now available for boats 35’ and under. Additional boat tie-ups are available at no charge for up to 48 hours along five 80-foot parallel docks. Water and electricity are not available at these locations. Stays longer than 48 hours on Free Docks, .75 per foot per day as long as there is no demand for Free Docking. Reservations are accepted for boat slips by calling the Washington Recreation Department at (252) 975-9367, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed holidays).

Call early for popular weekend, special events, and holiday periods. Reservations are not required (nor are they accepted) for tie-ups at the parallel docks. This area is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dock attendant is on duty on the west end of Stewart Parkway. All vessels are required to register with the dock attendant.


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