This page provides information about the River Dee.
Where to find help
- By post: Regulatory Services, Cheshire West and Chester Council, The Forum, Chester CH1 2HS.
- Telephone: 0300 1237737
Information about events on the River Dee can be found in the What's On section of the Your West Cheshire website.
Boat and trailer parking
- Boat/trailer daily parking: £1 per hour/£2 for over two hours
- Boat/trailer overnight parking: not applicable
- Overnight boat/trailer parking: (weekly) not applicable
Launching and recovery
Slipways are available to the public for launch and recovery of trailed boats. All boats must be licensed (as above) at the time of launching. Seasonal permits for launch and recovery are available.
Information about tidal times on the River Dee can be found on the tidal times page of this website.
We provide and maintain lifebelts along the Council owned river bank. The lifebelts are inspected weekly for condition and repaired as needed. We work hard to ensure that should you ever need to use one, a lifebelt is available and in the best condition.
If you would like to report a damaged or missing lifebelt please contact Regulatory Services.
River Dee etiquette
When using a craft on the River Dee it is important to make sure that all users adhere to and are aware of the byelaws of the River. A full version of the River Dee byelawas can be found below.
When using the river people are also encouraged to respect/be aware of other river users for the safety and enjoyment of all. To help reduce possible conflicts and accidents a courtesy code for the river is available below.