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Boat Rentals
Boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, and rowboats) are available April - October.
Mondays-Fridays from 
9 am - 3 pm, with equipment return by 4 pm.
Saturdays-Sundays from 9 am - 4 pm, with equipment return by 5 pm.

 
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. 

RENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS 

  • Renters must be 16 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 ID (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

Resident: $20/day
Non-Resident: $26/day
Group Paddle Guide: $60 (Flat rate for groups of 5 - 10 people; Based on staff availability; Must reserve at least 2 weeks ahead; Maximum 3-hour trip)

Paddle BoaT & Rowboat Rates

Resident: $10/hour; $25/day; 
Non-Resident: $13/hour; $33/day

Bicycle & Tricycle Rentals

Rent a bicycle or tricycle and explore the sites along the Anacostia Tributary Trail System and the new Anacostia River Trail to Washington, D.C.

Bicycle rentals are available daily from 9 am-4 pm, year-round.

Rental Requirements and Details 
  • Renters must be 18 years & older
  • Persons 17 and under must have an adult (18 or older) with them at all times
  • Must have an active SMARTlink account (can be set up at park office)
  • Must have a driver's license or government-issued ID (with birth date verification)
  • Groups must call ahead to inquire about rental availability
  • Helmets are issued with every bike rental
  • Bicycles are for local trail use only and may not be transported via vehicle to other locations
  • A 15-minute grace period is allowed, after which late fees will be assessed
  • At all times, it is the renter's responsibility to return all rental property to the park office
  • Additional fees will apply to the following: late returns, lost and/or damaged equipment, or rental agreement violations. An equipment inspection will happen
Bicycle & Tricycle Rates
Resident: $10/hour
Non-Resident: $13/hour

Fishing Information & Rod Rentals

Enjoy a day of fishing in the park! It's your choice: fish from the pier or from the water's edge. Fishing rod rentals are available daily from 9 am-4 pm, year-round.

Things to Remember
  • Bring your fishing rod or rent one from us
  • Check the tide schedule and weather report 
  • Bring your own bait
  • Maryland Tidal Water Fishing License is required for ages 16 & older (licenses are not sold in the park)
  • Please call ahead for groups or other special requests 
  • Check our programs page to find out when our next River Boat 
Fishing Rod Rental Fees
Resident: $8/day
Non-Resident: $11/day

Ropewalk Pavilion

The Ropewalk Pavilion is available for daily rentals and has approximately 24 picnic tables with a maximum seated capacity of 150 people.

Things to Remember
  • All renters must have a SMARTlink account to complete a rental contract 
  • Large groups or specialized functions (festivals and community events) must have permission, contract, or a reservation to use the pavilion or park
  • Alcoholic beverages and smoking are NOT permitted in the park 
  • 
Grilling may be permitted with a contract and manager approval only 
  • Amplified music is not permitted, without prior manager approval
  • Parking next to the pavilion or on the paved promenade area is not permitted
  • All M-NCPPC park rules apply. Please call for more information
Fees

Under 150 persons - Daily rate: 
Resident: $300; Non-Resident: $400

Security deposit: $100 Additional fees may apply. Security deposit is due at time of reservation. Remaining balance due 60 days prior to rental. If rented under 60 days before your event, the full balance will be due at time of reservation.

Over 150 persons (all festivals and community events included) - Daily rate:
Resident: $800; Non-Resident: $1040

Security deposit: $200 Additional fees may apply. Full balance (security deposit and rental balance) is due at time of reservation.

Classroom

The classroom is available to rent by the hour for meetings, birthday parties, and other small functions, from 9 am to 5 pm. Maximum capacity is 40 people with tables and chairs or 50 people with auditorium-style seating.

Things to Remember
  • Tables and chairs are provided for classroom rental
  • The renter is responsible for set up and clean up of their event
  • Your paid rental times must include setup and breakdown/clean up
  • Kitchen facilities are not available
  • Maintenance supplies are provided 
  • Decorations are permitted; adhesives must not damage the surfaces of walls
  • Renters are permitted to use chafing dishes with canned gel fuel (sterno) to keep food warm
Fees
Hourly Rates:

Resident $60/hour
Non-Resident $80/hour

Security Deposit: $100 Additional fees may apply. Security deposit is due at time of reservation. Remaining balance due 60 days prior to rental. If rented under 60 days before your event, the full balance will be due at time of reservation.

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