- Jun 3, 2006
- Anacostia River
- Washington, DC (USA)
- Hosted By: D.C. Strokes Rowing Club
- 2016 Registered Regatta
Take I-395 North across the 14th Street Bridge Proceed past the Maine Avenue exit. Get into the left lane and head towards I-295. Proceed past the South Capital Street exit. Take the next exit for 6th Street SE/NavyYard. At the bottom of the ramp, go through the two lights. At the next light, make a RIGHT onto 8th Street SE. Proceed to M Street, SE and take a LEFT. At the second light, make a RIGHT onto 11th Street, SE (EXXON Station to the left). The next traffic light is N St. Continue straight on 11th Street SE and take a LEFT onto O Street SE.
Take I-295 South. Pass exits East Capital Street & Pennsylvania Avenue. Take the exit for Suitland Parkway. DO NOT GET OFF THE RAMP. Follow the ramp around a full 360 degrees and re-enter I-295 North. Take the first exit for Washington Navy Yard & I-395. Go over the bridge and get into the right middle lane. Merge right following signs for the Washington Navy Yard. Immediately after crossing the bridge take the fork in the road to the LEFT. Come to a light (which is 11th St) and continue straight into the Washington Navy Yard in order to access visitor parking. If not parking make a wide LEFT turn at the light. DO NOT GO BACK OVER THE BRIDGE. Go through the light and proceed to the stop sign, which is O Street and make a LEFT onto O St SE.
Participants and trailer parking:
Participants can be dropped off on O Street SE and cars will be directed through O St SE and up 12th Street SE to go back to the Navy Yard parking garage. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ON O STREET SE. Trailers will be directed to continue on O Street SE, which will merge into Water Street SE. On the left will be a dirt lot for trailer parking and boat rigging. Further down Water Street SE is another, larger lot on the RIGHT for more trailer parking and boat rigging. Along Water Street SE itself can also be used for trailer parking and boat rigging. This area is for participants, boats and trailer parking only. This area will fill up on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis.
Spectators and ALL car traffic:
Parking will not be allowed on O Street SE, so for those wishing to park: Use the N St gate (11th and N St SE) into the Washington Navy Yard and follow the regatta volunteers to park in the designated garage. From the garage, the boathouse is within walking distance, just one block down on 11th St SE. At the corner of O St and 11th St, turn LEFT. Look for the sign that reads "Anacosita Community Rowing Center". Spectator viewing is across the river in Anacostia Park. There is also more parking across the river.
Geting from the boathouse side to Spectator viewing in Anacostia Park (southeast) side of the river:
From the participant drop-off area, follow 12th Street SE away from the boathouse and up to M Street SE. Take a LEFT on M Street SE and a LEFT on 11th Street SE. Stay to the left on 11th and enter the freeway (I-295). Take the Anacostia Park exit. Take a RIGHT at the bottom of the hill. Take a RIGHT onto Anacostia Dr. Park anywhere along the river and enjoy the regatta.
Getting back from the Anacostia Park (southeast) side of the river to the boathouse:
Go back to the access rd that you took when exiting the Anacostia Park exit. Turn back up this road. It will take you back under the freeways and up to Good Hope Rd. On Good Hope Rd. you will come up to a stop light that will guide you back to I-295. Go onto I-295 and follow the signs that say Washington Navy Yard. Go up to M Street SE and take a LEFT, take a LEFT onto 11th Street SE and go down to the boathouse or the Navy Yard parking garage.
Walking from the boathouse to the Anacostia Park (southeast) side of the river:
If you are walking, then go up the walkway away from the boathouse. Turn RIGHT out of the walkway and walk about 80 to 100 feet. You will see a stairwell that leads you up to the bridge. Simply walk across the bridge and claim your seat on the grass in the park.