Washington, D.C. S.W.
WEB SITE: Boating in DC
2023 SEASON: Open daily through August 18, rest of the season TBD
Online reservations required
Opening concurrent with the first phase of the Wharf, this Boating in DC boathouse is perhaps the most bustling location. Paddlers kayak through Washington Channel and its busy marina. Downstream, as the channel widens and development wanes. It’s a quieter scene with East Potomac Park on the west and Fort McNair on the east. If the season starts early enough, great cherry blossom views are seen.
No location provides more additional activities as well with plenty of places to eat and drink. It gets crowded sometimes, on and off the water.
– Anacostia River Trail
– Waterfront, L’enfant Plaza
– DC Circulator, A9
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…
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)…
The 2023 DC Kayaking season kicks off Saturday, March 25. Subject to conditions, Boating in DC’s Wharf Boathouse, will offer paddling on Saturday and Sunday the next two weekends. Later in April, Friday will be added as well. More kayak rental locations will start opening in April. Some Northern Virginia Regional Public Parks will begin…