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

Boat Rentals

Explore the natural scenery of the Anacostia River from a canoe, kayak (single or tandem), paddleboat, or rowboat. This is a wonderful way to see the birds and surrounding wetlands. The calm river conditions make this a wonderful and fun adventure for persons of any skill level. Life vests are provided and required for all boat occupants. All rentals are weather permitting. Boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, and rowboats) are available April through October.

Rental Times
  • Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with equipment return by 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with equipment return by 5 p.m.
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)
  • All rentals are on a first come, first served basis.
  • Groups must call ahead to inquire about rental availability.
  • Additional fees will apply to the following: late returns, lost and/or damaged equipment, or rental agreement violations.
Canoe & Kayak Rates 
  • Single Kayaks: Resident $20 per day; Non-Resident $26 per day
  • Tandem Kayaks & Canoes: Resident $26 per day; Non-Resident $33 per day
  • Group Paddle Guide: $60
    • Flat rate for groups of 5 to 10 people
    • Must rent and utilize park kayaks and equipment
    • Based on staff availability
    • Must reserve at least 2 weeks ahead
    • Maximum 3-hour trip
Paddle Boat & Rowboat Rates
  • Resident:
    • $10 per hour
    • $25 per day
  • Non-Resident:
    • $13 per hour
    • $33 per day