Details for Fort Edward Yacht Basin

Fort Edward Yacht Basin

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 35 reviews

Address 119 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO


Free wall, free electric, water.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Free Wall

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Unremarkable but stay close to the bulkhead as it is shallow on the other side.

Favor north bank (red) after Rogers Island bridge. Very shallow (5' or less) if pool controlled by Lock C6 is down.





Tide & current additional info

No Tide.


Approach: 11
Transient dockage: 11
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: Bulkhead with large cleats. The wall is very high, tie next to the ladder to enable easy on/off of the boat.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: No size restrictions.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: Free

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Free

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - If you can get onto the walkway, it is easy movement from there.

Launch service

Pump out


Yes - Available after short walk.




Yes - Coin operated showers are vailable on site.


Yes - Available on site.



Yes - Cumberland Farms is a 5 minute walk. Stewarts Gas / Convenient also a 5 minute walk.


Yes - 5 minute walk.


Yes - Several nearby. See the map in the park. Anvil Restaurant is 1 block past Stewarts Gas / Convenient.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Good Sprint cellular signal.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Enterprise Rent-a-Car wiil pickup at the Yacht Basin.

Other services


Reviews for Fort Edward Yacht Basin
Very protected and all free, 2016-10-13
Captain: , Green Cove Springs, FL (140)

Great place to stop, free showers, water, power and the grocery is a quick bike ride away. The area is very protected from all wind direction and there it is a no wake area.

Excellent stop, 2016-08-23
Captain: , Herrington Harbour South, MD (202)

The tie-up wall is in excellent condition, with 8 power and water stanchions. There is free 30 amp electric, water, and bathrooms (coin operated showers). There were several trash cans located in the cul de sac. Access to town is easy, although the only higher end restaurant -- the Anvil -- was closed on the Monday night we were there.

Nice Free Stop, 2016-08-13
Captain: , Peekskill (30)

Nice free wall. There are 9 electircal stanctions with 30 or 20 amp service. Nice park/grassy area, short walk to town with Stewart's and a few resturantes. Anvil Inn was a nice place to eat about a 15min walk from the wall. Bathrooms were okay, no toliet paper and showers were coin operated. Walked to the visitor center, about a 1 mile walk across the bridge and enjoyed thier exhibits about the indian american history up until the French and Indian War.

Good FREE Stop , 2016-07-09
Captain: , Richmond Hills, GA (200)

We spent the night here on 7/2/16 based on the recommendation of the friendly Lock 7 lock master when we arrived late in the afternoon. Three faster cruising boats that had gone through several locks with us radioed to confirm there was space on the wall and that they would catch our lines. We tied up with our bow extending about four feet along the broad steps, making it easy for our Golden Retriever to step ashore.
As earlier reviews mention, the park is nice, with plenty of benches, but NO TRASH CANS. We clean up after our dog, and deposited the poop bag in the trash can in the restroom. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast the next morning at Ye Olde Town Diner.

Free and attractive but not cared for, 2016-06-05
Captain: , North East, MD (316)

The great parts are the free dockage, 30 amp electric, and water, along with a well-kept park right downtown. The not great parts are the coin-operated showers and no toilet paper in the men's room. There is no indication of how many quarters are needed for the shower; I tried eight with no results. How am I supposed to know when to stop feeding quarters? The "welcome" signboard is hard to read and unhelpful when locating restaurants or anything else. In short, someone had a great idea but is not keeping it up.

Overnight on the Bulkhead, 2015-10-20
Captain: , Fairhaven MA (446)

We spent a pleasant night and 1/2 day here. All the power pedestals were in working order although the Rest Room was closed for the season on the 15th. No problem using the Country Diner's RR and they even have an outside entrance. Great breakfast menue.Rather noisy goose and duck goings on til dusk, The Basinand Channel had just had a complete dredging the previous week as part of the five year PCB GE dredging.

Pleasant Stop, 2015-08-10
Captain: , Seneca Lake NY (313)

We stayed one nt and didn't use the RR / shower facilities,
Wall is very high and used a ladder to enable easy on/off our boat.
Head the warnings re; approach - we saw others going on wrong side or markers but were lucky I guess.
Nearby Anvil Restaurant was excellent.

Great Town!, 2015-08-10
Captain: , Ocala FL (351)

Great free wall docking. Limited power access.
AWESOME Ye Old Fort Diner a "Mom and Pop" restaraunt on East St. A "hole in the wall" with GREAT FOOD, excellent service and good prices!

Good luck at this dump!!!, 2015-08-05
Captain: , Lake Champlain (210)

Stayed overnight on 8/3. No hot water. The next morning I had to call 911 and have the police come and evict a partially clothed couple living in the men's room. The baby changing station in the women's room look like a work table for drug use. All this 1 block from the police station!

Nice place to stop, 2015-06-27
Captain: , Vaudreuil-sur-le-lac (145)

We stop for one night. Quiet and well protected. Free Mooring with electricity. Town was an easy walk with decent restaurants and provisions nearby.

Great careful in channel, 2014-08-20
Captain: , Brewerton, NY (489)

Excellently restored NY canal terminal wall with clearts and ladders, and nice adjacent grassed area and bandstand pavilion. Eight power pedestals with water, and clean restroom/shower building. Bargain priced local diner within 1,000' serves ample portion dinners (also open for breakfast and lunch). Coffee and essentials at Cumberland Farms convenience store within 500'. Just be cautious to avoid stone/gravel shoaling in approach channel at Red buoy 228; stay to green buoy side of channel for clear 11' depth.

Can't beat the value!, 2014-08-16
Captain: , Rochester, NY (200)

We stayed one night. Quiet and well protected. Had free tie up with electric. We did a crew change which was super easy with an Enterprise Car Rental delivery. Town was an easy walk with decent restaurants and provisions nearby.

Great spot, and it's free!!, 2014-08-03
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (780)

Can't beat a free dock in great condition with good, stable free power and water in a pretty location in nice small town. You may get a young kid (Eric) who's out of a Norman Rockwell painting to help with your lines. Give something back by taking a walk around town and spending some $$ with the local shops and restaurants.

Nice town and facility, 2014-07-23
Captain: , Rochester NY (310)

All the power posts are working now. We spent 2 nights waiting out some storms. There was plenty of water coming up the creek just be sure to make a right turn after the second bridge and leave the green buoy to port.

Well maintained and peaceful, 2014-07-09
Captain: , New Bern, NC (140)

We just enjoyed a night here and really loved it. It was quiet and calm through a storm. There were two ? pedestals that had a problem (we were told - the first two as you approach). We used the third and another boat was further up...Neither of us had any problems other than the locking ring on the cord had to be removed to fit...We walked into town (not very big, but two convenience stores a block or two away was helpful...Canal Corp rep walked the dock in the evening to check on everything...A great place...Local kids ride their bikes down and help catch lies ( a small tip was appreciated)...

Nice Little Town; Need to Fix Electric, 2014-06-27
Captain: , Corpus Christi, TX (702)

Well located stop, nice city park. We would have stayed and shopped another day, but minimal availability of power was a problem. We saw no 50A plugs, and over half of the 30A did not work...most seemed to have faulty breakers, so hopefully the repair would be minimal... A shame no one has undertaken this.

Great stop, 2014-06-23
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach, FL (361)

Four looper boats stayed here one night. It was a very nice stay.
The first few power pedestals are not working. The ones farther up are working. All four of us were able to get power. Two boats with 50 amp and two boats with double 30 amp.
There is a strong current flowing through the canal which didn't affect docking. We kept our sterns close to the wall to turn around to leave. Shallow water is reported 40' off the wall. We had no problems.
We also found nothing less than 5' under our boat drawing 3.5' and that was only for a short distance near the bridges. we did favor the reds both going in and out.
Don't miss the Anvil Restauarant, great food and an interesting place to see. Check out the long bar made from one piece of wood, the original floor, the square nails, etc.
Would definately stay here again.

Free stop has much to offer, 2014-05-26
Captain: , Unionville, IN (221)

In town, lots nearby. Stewarts ice cream - 2 blocks. Nice park. 5/25/2014.
Mens room open and decent; Women's locked. Some power heads not funtioning.

Great Little Town, 2013-08-17
Captain: , Winter Garden, Fl (2153)

Free dock, free water, free power (30 amp). Its a pretty park w/ gazebo and picnic tables. Some of the power pedestals are not working. Neat town with some nice restaurants, a Cumberland Farms, and nice folks. They love the water front and talking to boaters...we even had a guy loan us his car to go to the grocery & liquor store!

Free is good, nice stop, 2013-07-17
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (6425)

Long concrete bulkhead a short distance off the canal. Solid cleats, good power & water. Restrooms with pay showers. Several restaurants in town. Friendly town, serveral locals stopped by to ask about our boats.

Nice park area and free dock, 2013-07-12
Captain: , Venice, Fl. (919)

Great free dock. We stayed two nights and rented a car to tour Village of Lake George, Fort Henry and Saratoga Springs. Anvil restaurant is two blocks away and has excellent food....was once a blacksmith building. Locals walk down to the dock to see the boats and are very friendly. We really liked it here!

Free Dock More Convenient Than Many, 2013-07-08
Captain: , Chattanooga, TN (483)

We arrived mid-afternoon July 7 and found a long concrete bulkhead and 8 electrical pedestals next to a pretty little park. In walking around the town, we found little open on Sunday except for Stewarts ice cream/convenience store and Cumberland Farms convenience store. Cumberland Farms is the closest for ice and coffee in the morning.

Bath facilities were nearby. The women's required quarters to operate. The men's bath was supposed to run on quarters, but ran cold water without inserting coins.

That evening, we walked 2-1/2 blocks to The Anvil for dinner. It has a lot of character, having been a real blacksmith shop at one time. The food was excellent.

Two Mommas Restaurant had also been recommended to us for breakfast, but we rushed away in the morning to try to make the lock.

We sprayed off the dead willow flies that covered the boat the next morning. That was a minor irritation.

Fort Edward has a well-done brochure at a kiosk in the park showing the location of businesses that boaters might need. The FE village leaders are using their waterfront well to benefit businesses and boaters.

Boat friendly town, 2013-07-02
Captain: , Freeport, ME (608)

The birthplace of military special forces? Perhaps - this is the home of Rogers' Rangers, the start of that style of fighting. For a good review, visit the Roger's Island Visitor's Center, a ten minute walk from the terminal wall. There is more, but the thunderstorms arrived and we headed back to the boat.

No trash cans - carry in, carry out signs - but free power and water at the wall, with a nice park, including picnic tables and a gazebo.

The (men's) head and shower were too dirty for me to use - which is why 3 instead of 4 stars.

Fort Edward is a Great place, 2013-07-01
Captain: , Milford CT (648)

All the reviews are still correct. I love the American small town. Fort Edward is using everything they have to make a better life. The Hudson is just about at flood stage now so we have a short two steps up on the bulkhead. The current is strong but A good spring line fixed that. We had a good nights sleep too. Stewart's was a fun place for dinner, groceries, sandwiches , ice cream , hotdogs, gas and bait. They do it all with a smile.
At first I thought "gas station on the highway" but no ,this is the way the locals live. Somebody wants ten different flavors of Slim Jim's and I'm OK with that.

Town clearly supports boaters, 2012-07-31
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (465)

Power, water, clean bathrooms and showers. Very convenient trash. Locals very friendly and helpful. Grocery with essentials located 12 min bike ride away. The Anvil Inn is closed Monday nights.

Ft Edward Yacht Basin deserves kudos despite non functioning showers, 2012-07-25
Captain: , Port Henry, NY (41)

Very nice wall to tie to with free electric & water. Nice park with picnic tables and large garbage cans! No major grocery stores but several convenience stores and several nice restaurants just a short walk. Unfortunately the showers were not accepting our quarters the evening we stopped Fri - 7/20/12. Also, a trawler captain complained of hitting what he thought was a tree branch mid channel while enroute from Lock 8.I draw 3'6" and didn't have a problem. When leaving the wall, it's best to make a 3 point turn unless you have a very tight turning radius. The dredged channel only extends about 75 ft off the wall. Rumor of a sailboat with six ft draft running aground several wks ago.

Best stop on the Champlain Canal, 2012-06-04
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (1476)

Fort Edward has created a pretty park and great wall (dock) to attract the cruising community. It's FREE, with free electric hookups and water, and bathrooms with coin-op showers. Convenience stores within walking distance, a coin-op laundry maybe a half mile down US 4. We had dinner at The Anvil Restaurant just a block away, and breakfast at ye Old Fort Diner across the street. There is a police presence to keep the park quiet and secure. All in all, a very nice stop and Fort Edward deserves kudos for creating such boat basin.

FREE DOCK - FREE, 2012-06-02
Captain: , Cape Coral FL (4176)

Loved Ft Edward. Great stop. This free dock provides water, electric, showers and is only about 1 block from the center of town. Two hardware stores within a few blocks, Old Fort Diner, Two Moms Breakfast Lunch Dinner, bank, Stewarts, etc.
Village Baptist Church is right next to the park where you dock.

Halfway down the canal, 2012-04-03
Captain: , Half Moon, N.Y. (120)

This is a great stop halfway between Whitehall and Waterford. Plenty of dock space, Elect, Showers, water provided. Stores are about 1 mile, but convienence stores are a short walk. Lots of history for those interested.

Good Mid-stop on the Way to Waterford, 2011-08-10
Captain: , Cleveland (2062)

This was a great stop almost halfway between Whitehall and Waterford. Free dock w/electric, water, rr and shower! A healthy bike ride up a long hill to hardware (there was also one downtown), chinese fast food, McDonalds - all to the left as you reach the main street of Broadway. To the right on Broadway was Stewarts.

No grocery store - limited place for supplies.

Great place to tie up, 2011-03-14
Captain: , florida (230)

These are free town docks. The current can sometimes be a little strong so dock starboard side to the wall. The wall is also high but there are ladders built in. Downtown Ft. Edward is right there with nearby diners and a hardware store. It's a great little town to walk as well. Head east and you'll find the old Fort House Museum, or walk over the bridge to Rogers Island to visit that historic site. For a really great meal, try the Anvil Inn at 67 Broadway, also within walking distance of the town dock.

Free tie up for overnight with water and power free too, 2011-01-30
Captain: , Coles Point, VA (777)

Nice park setting, good hook-up connections for water and power, and fairly new coin-operated showers. No fuel.

Good Stop, 2010-01-02
Captain: , Poughkeepsie Yacht Club (137)

Just about everything is available within a short walk.
Best to get there early to assure a spot

Fort Edwards town wall., 2008-06-30
Captain: , Newtown, CT (245)

Free stop with power and restrooms in a town park. Good resteraunt choices. A nice quiet evening.

Fort Edwards City Dock, 2007-06-03
Captain: , Patterson, La (1441)

Town is adjacent, walk to restaurants, small hardware store, convenience store with ICECREAM.
Catholic church across street. Neat little town. Interstate Hwy access.

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