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Fletcher's Boathouse

Opens in 4 min: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A hidden gem with water and mosquitoes

A few miles from the center of D.C. A delightful area quite tranquil where we celebrated our Grand... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spring Day Fun!

Easy river access, great service, good prices. Right along a be path. Snack stand too. Picnic... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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30 Jun 2018
“Best place to Kayak near DC”
20 May 2017
“A hidden gem with water and mosquitoes”
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4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1062
+1 202-244-0461
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Spent the morning slowly making our way upstream to Chain Bridge, stay to the right side of the river going upstream and you'll get less current. Would suggest that unless your an experienced Kayaker that you don't try to get beyond the bridge. Saw people...More

1  Thank Roland T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A few miles from the center of D.C. A delightful area quite tranquil where we celebrated our Grand daughters graduation with a picnic. It was hard to find and our taxi missed the turning but once there is was delightful to be away from the...More

1  Thank MicheleColette
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Visited recently, such a serene place for fishing and boating. Nice hiking paths, and bird watching.

2  Thank joannb977
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Easy river access, great service, good prices. Right along a be path. Snack stand too. Picnic tables, benchs. Nice safe parking.

Thank 4Bruchs92
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We rented a tandem kayak and had a blast checking out the quiet river for an hour or so. Really amazing that you step out of the city completely. Beautiful scenery and watching people fishing is very relaxing. Cool activity to do in DC. We...More

Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Fletcher's Boat House is just a few miles upriver from downtown Washington DC, but seems a world away. There are boats and kayaks to rent at reasonable rates. The boats and associated gear are in good shape. The staff was friendly and helpful. You can...More

Thank Knyte7
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have been going to Fletcher's Boathouse and river side National Park for years and recently went back to familiarize myself with the area, its boat launch, amenities, parking etc. This area is heavily used because it is so close to the city yet removed,...More

1  Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed 25 September 2014

My daughter and I rented a row boat for an afternoon on the Potomac. We brought our little dog, had a picnic, and great fun. Good value, nice people at the boat house. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for some fresh air and something...More

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 16 June 2014

On a whim we went to Fletcher's Boathouse with our dogs and rented a row boat. We had no idea if our dogs would stay in the boat or not, but we wanted something to do on a very nice afternoon in DC. The boats...More

1  Thank Mia M
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We went here on the day after the 4th of July around 1pm, with 4 people. All 4 of us were easily able to get single kayaks - exactly what we wanted - at only $11 an hour. This seemed like a great price compared...More

Thank rij9204
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