Rivers & Marinas

Just north of Montgomery, the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers merge together to form the Alabama River which flows a meandering path through downtown Montgomery and on through the heart of central Alabama. Downstream it meets up with the Tombigbee River and forms the Mobile River. The Alabama River is part of the 631-mile-long Alabama Scenic River Trail, a boating trail that runs from Weiss Lake in northeast Alabama and to its southern end at the Gulf of Mexico. 

Whether you want to boat for hundreds of miles on a multi-day trip or just enjoy a few hours near downtown, the Montgomery Marina at Capitol Oyster Bar offers a convenient place to put in your boat. The marina, located at the Montgomery Marina RV Resort, also offers hourly pontoon rentals and monthly rental wet slips. Consider renting a pontoon boat to spend the day exploring the bends of the Alabama River. Rentals are available for two, four and eight hours, and require a security deposit. At the end of your rental period, the boat will be refueled and you will be charged for the fuel.  

See the state’s capital at a slower pace as you tour along the river and soak in the sun. Pull up and tie off at downtown Montgomery’s Riverwalk Park where you and your friends and family can enjoy a leisurely walk, or take in the sights, including the Union Station Train Shed and the Harriott II Riverboat.  

According to the Alabama Bass Trail, the Alabama River is home to freshwater fish such as bass and crappie in the northern part of the river. Further south, saltwater fish venture up the river allowing anglers to catch flounder and redfish. This diversity makes it a popular place for anglers from around the country.


Life slows down when you enjoy boating on the Alabama River. When you are on the water, whether for fishing or recreation, you can take time to appreciate the unique skyline views of Montgomery as each turn of the river reveals a new…

Kayaking & Canoeing

Get ready for white knuckle whitewater thrills in downtown Montgomery! A man-made rafting and recreational park, Montgomery Whitewater, will bring the Appalachian River experience to pros and novices alike.