Skip to content
DC Kayaking » Northern Virginia kayak rental locations » Lake Accotink Marina

Lake Accotink Marina

Springfield

WEB SITE: Fairfax County Government

2024 SEASON:
May 28 – August 16: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Weekdays
May 25 – September 2: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Weekends and Labor Day Only

Last kayak rental 5:30 p.m.
Return 6:30 p.m.

The future of kayaking at this man-made lake is short! Sediment has filled the lake since it was dredged to 8 feet deep in 2008. Fairfax County is no longer willing to spend hundreds of million dollars (The Post – soft paywall) over the next 30 years to maintain the depth .

So, if you ever want to kayak here, don’t wait, 2024 could be the last opportunity.

One highlight is the old The Orange And Alexandria Railroad Trestle which remains active for VRE, Amtrak and freight trains.

Other amenities include pedal boats and bike rentals.

Getting there

🚲 – Cross County Trail- Cross County Trail

🅿 – Free 

News

  • Memorial Day 2024 DC area kayaking season openings

    Memorial Day 2024 DC area kayaking season openings

    Memorial Day weekend is the traditional, cultural start of summer and when most if not all DC area kayak rental locations open for the season. The map gets really green! Washington, D.C. Every DC location to rent a kayak has already opened. Northern Virginia Opening this weekend Already open Maryland Opening this weekend Already open


  • Labor Day is last chance for 2023 at some DC Kayaking locations

    Labor Day is last chance for 2023 at some DC Kayaking locations

    The last weekend of “summer” is also the final weekend many Washington, D.C. area kayaking locations are open. It’s a shame too, because September and October are also the best time of year for kayaking. Lower temperatures and dew points are a welcome respite after several months of hazy, hot and humid. Sadly, the DC…


  • 2023 Independence Day DC kayaking

    2023 Independence Day DC kayaking

    Most kayak rental locations in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland are open for Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. Washington, D.C. Ballpark Boathouse District Wharf Fletchers Cove Thompson Boat Center Key Bridge Boathouse Northern Virginia Belle Haven Marina Boat Rentals at Lake Anne – not open July 3 Burke Lake Park Marina (fishing license required)…