N 42° 58.153'
W 085° 52.637'

You are approaching the GVSU rowing dock when you reach the next little island. The dock is located on the south side of the island and juts out into the river.

Grand Valley formed its first varsity rowing team in 1967 to race against other colleges. Their first boathouse was built in 1972. Since then an updated, larger boathouse has been built, which houses their sculling boats and modern equipment.

The New Grand Valley boathouse is a short ten minute walk from the main GVSU main campus using the ravine trail system. It resides on this beautiful, scenic stretch of the Grand River, with ideal river conditions that allows athletes to row up to 26 miles of protected water.

The team receives support from the GVSU Student Senate, alumni, and friends. This is important as up to date equipment is needed in order for the team to remain competitive.