The Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River provides the perfect setting for recreational and competitive rowing. That’s because the Cooper River is the ideal water venue, drawing praise from athletes and international rowing experts for its sheltered, narrow, six lane, 2,000 meters race course. Cooper River Park has hosted numerous major state and national rowing events, including the IRAs, NCAAs, and the SRAA regattas, in addition to many local run high school, college and masters regattas.
The Boathouse features six boat bays for storage of close to one-hundred racing shells. It is home to seven local rowing clubs that train daily on the Cooper River, from middle-school aged to adults in their senior years. Daily rowing on the Cooper started in 2001 with one-hundred area rowers, that number has now grown to over 400 rowers everyday practicing.