Rentals

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Boat Rentals



alert-triangle-white A notice to our patrons

  • Boat rentals operations are limited. Kayaks and canoes will be available for online reservation for Saturday and Sunday rentals only.
  • No walk-in registrations permitted.
  • Rowboats and paddleboats will be unavailable for the remainder of the 2020 season.
  • Please call Bladensburg Waterfront Park at 301-779-0371 for the most up to date information.

Online Boat Reservations


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

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

Exploring the Anacostia River by boat 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 
  • Saturdays & Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with equipment return by 4 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)
  • 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