Boating in DC opened two boathouses for kayaking rentals on Saturday, March 19. A banner at the top of their web site showed that Thompson and District Wharf house were available.
UPDATED 4/3/2022 – Thompson may not be presently open, reservations are not available online.
The District Wharf location is accepting reservations for Friday – Sunday over the next several weekends. Thompson Boat House is not, so presumably walk-ups are possible.
Fountainhead Park in Fairfax Station is open weekends as well. Daily rentals begin April 1.
This season’s opening is about a week earlier than last year. More area boathouses will be opening over the next several weeks.
Expanded Kayaking coverage for 2022
Several more kayak rental locations have been added to the map. In addition to the major rivers, several lakes have now been included. That’s over 20 places to rent a kayak in the great D.C. area.