Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
Fairfax County/Northern Virginia Parks that offer boating:
Bull Run Marina, located at 12619 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, 703-250-9124.
Boat launching by permit.
Burke Lake Park, located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station, 703-323-6601.
Canoe and rowboats available for rental. Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on lake.
Fountainhead Regional Park, located at 10878 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station, 703-352-5900.
Jon boats, canoes and kayaks rentals available. Boat ramp available for boat launching. Kayak
and canoe tours are offered and require registration.
Lake Accotink Park, located at 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield, 703-569-3464.
Canoe, rowboat and pedal boat rentals are available. Small sailboats permitted.
Lake Fairfax Park, located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston, 703-471-5415.
Canoe and pedal boat rentals are available. Also have excursion boat rides available for a fee.
Mason Neck State Park, located at 7301 High Point Rd., Lorton, 703-490-4979.
Canoe and kayak rentals available. Cartop boat launch facilities available; no facilities for trailer launching.
Occoquan Regional Park, located at 9751 Ox Road, Lorton, 703-690-4455.
Boat launching available. Kayak paddle tours available.
Pohick Bay Regional Park, located at 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton, 703-339-6104.
Sailboats, kayaks, Jon boats, canoes and paddle boards available for renal. Offers guided canoe and kayak tours.
Riverbend Park, located at 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, 703-759-9018.
Jon boats, canoes and kayak rentals are available.
Places to boat in Washington, DC
Tidal Basin Paddle Boats, 1501 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC, 202-479-2426
View the Jefferson Memorial and Japanese Cherry Trees from the water. Enjoy a family outing or take a break from touring and soak up some sun in your very own Tidal Basin Paddle Boat in Washington, DC.
Thompson Boat Center, 2900 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 202-333-9543.
Whether you're looking to explore great national monuments, experience peaceful moments reflected in calm waters or learn a new skill and get fit, Thompson Boat Center is your destination in our nation's Capitol. We invite you to Kayak, Canoe, Row or Bicycle to your hearts content in and around Washington, DC.
Jack's Boathouse, 3500 K. ST. NW (beneath the Key Bridge on the Georgetown Waterfront), 202-337-9642.
Kayaks, canoes and stand-up-paddle boards available for rent. Cruise the Potomac from Chain Bridge to Memorial Bridge.
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