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  2. Bikes & Tricycles
  3. Fishing
  4. Ropewalk Pavilion
  5. Waterfront Studio
  6. Classroom

Boat Rentals

alert-triangle-white A notice to our patrons

  • Boat rentals operations have finished for the season. We look forward to paddling with you again in April, 2021!
  • Please call Bladensburg Waterfront Park at 301-779-0371 for the most up to date information.

Explore the natural scenery of the Anacostia River from a canoe, kayak (single or tandem), paddleboat, or rowboat. Available April through October.

Bladensburg Waterfront Park will offer canoe and kayak rentals for Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am-4 pm, last launch time 2 pm. Online reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance of rental date. Must be 18 or older.

Rental Times 
  • Saturdays & Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, with equipment return by 4 pm.
Rental Requirements & Details
  • Renters must be 18 years or older.
  • Persons 17 and under must have an adult (18 or older) in the boat with them at all times.
  • Must have a driver's license or government-issued identification (with birth date verification)
  • Please arrive several minutes prior to your launch time to park, gather your belongings, and prepare for your launch time.
  • While staff will be on the dock for needed assistance, we encourage all renters to be able to get in and out of rental boats by themselves or with help from their group.
  • Face masks and coverings are required while interacting with park staff and on boat launch docks. You may remove face masks while on the water, but please remember to put them back on upon return to the dock.
  • Additional fees will apply to the following: late returns, lost and/or damaged equipment, or rental agreement violations.
Canoe & Kayak Rates

Daily Rentals  
Residents $20/Kayak; $25/Tandem Kayak or Canoe
Non-Residents $26/Kayak; $33/Tandem Kayak or Canoe