VCU Rice Center

Rice Center boat house and pier

Boat house and pier

Center researchers have boat access to the James River through the center’s research pier and boat house. Consisting of two boat houses and six slips, and shared with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the facility harbors VCU’s research boats. An attached floating dock accommodates visiting boats and the loading of research equipment. Continuous water quality monitoring equipment located at the pier records conditions in the river and makes that information available to scientists and the public through our website.