Memorial Day weekend means more places for DC Kayaking are open

A mama duck and her ducklings swim away from a kayak in the Potomac River, Washington, D.C.

It’s a great time of year for DC kayaking. There are still ducklings and goslings (they grow up fast though) to paddle by. It’s not oppressively humid yet. Perhaps best of all, starting this weekend, there are more places to rent a kayak. The map is going to be very green!

Washington, D.C.

  • Ballpark Boathouse – starting May 25 it’ll be open 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday – Saturday.

    All DC kayak rental locations are OPEN FOR THE SEASON.
DC Kayaking flag - three red kayak icons over two red bars on a white field.

Northern Virginia

  • Washington Sailing Marina (Alexandria) – starting May 27, it’ll be open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Lake Accotink Park (Springfield) – starting May 27, open daily 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Lake Fairfax Boating/Marina (Reston) – It’s a little unclear if they open on Saturday or wait until Memorial Day Monday. When it does open, it’ll be on weekends 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Lake Anne Summer Boat Rentals (Reston) It’s also unclear here if they open on Saturday or wait until Memorial Day Monday. Normal hours will be 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday and weekends 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Weekend hours for Juneteenth and Independence Day too.
  • Burke Lake Park Marina (Burke) – The two fishing kayaks require a fishing license. Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Virginia is for kayaking


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Maryland kayaking flag



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