Boat harbor slip rentals available, gas dock is open

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Boat Harbor and Marina and the Municipal Gas Dock, located in the upriver portion of Riverside Park on the Mississippi River, are open and available for public use. Both are operated by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department.

The Municipal Boat Harbor and Marina has a variety of slips available for rent including 18 for houseboats and 64 for smaller, pleasure, and speed boats. Slips are non-covered and each one is equipped with electricity and water. The docking season began on May 1 and continues until October 1. (See below for contract, rates, and rules for the Boat Harbor).

The Municipal Gas Dock, located on the Muscatine riverfront in the channel just upriver from the Muscatine Boat Harbor and Marina, has gas and diesel available along with pump out service for boaters. Pump out is free with fuel purchase or $5.00 without a fuel purchase.

The Gas Dock is open 5-7 p.m. on Fridays and from 12-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Fuel is also available during the weekdays by calling the Parks and Recreation office at (563) 263-0241 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to remind boat owners that slip rentals are currently being taken with plenty of slips still available to rent for the season. The Muscatine Municipal Boat Harbor and Marina is the perfect place to store your boat for the season, allowing you more time on the water and less time launching and retrieving your craft. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department office to reserve your slip over the phone at (563) 263-0241 or via email at [email protected].

The 2020 Summer Docking Contract and Boat Harbor Rules are available in the Boat Harbor/Marina section on the Parks and Recreation Department page on the City of Muscatine website.

For more information, please contact the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department at (563) 263-0241.