UPDATED: 4/9/2021 – 10 p.m.

Bladensburg Waterfront Park is now open for boat rentals:

Boat Rentals are available 7 days a week, APRIL through OCTOBER, weather dependent

Rentals are required to be made at least 24 hours in advance and no more than 2 weeks ahead of the expected rental date.

Online boat reservations

Boating in DC opens three more locations

Most Boating in DC’s locations are scheduled to rent kayaks starting Saturday, April 10. As always, this is weather and Potomac River water temperature permitting.

As detailed on my DC kayaking page, the upriver locations are accessible by the Capital Crescent Trail and C&O Canal Towpath. Fletcher’s has free parking and Key Bridge is well, Georgetown.

National Harbor is open for the first time since 2019.

Kayaking out of National Harbor

More locations opening soon

Penguin Paddling in Occoquan is scheduled for April 17 opening. Potomac Boat Rentals and Belle Haven Marina should be opening soon as well.

Follow along all season long

My DC area kayak rental page is being updated as locations open up.

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