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Haven Near Downtown

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 June 2016
Knyte7
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Evergreen, Colorado
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 live here for 3 years now and only came this August. Should have come earlier.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 paddle on either the Potomac River or the C & O Canal. There are picnic... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, located on the river and has so many outdoor exercise opportunities. Be sure to plan... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 different to do around DC.

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 aren't brand new, but I think that was better being with the dogs so we... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to a lot of the attractions within the city! We stayed out for a little... More 

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