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Lake Needwood

15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Lake Needwood Boat House, Rockville, MD 20855
301-762-9500
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Rockville
Type: Bodies of Water
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had fun with the kids seeing turtles and birds on the lake. The staff were friendly. The lake is somewhat small, but that was just fine with us. We brought a picnic lunch, and enjoyed ourselves.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Lake Needwood is a 75-acre (300,000 m2) reservoir in Derwood, Maryland just east of Rockville, in the eastern part of Montgomery County that is located on Rock Creek. Once I followed the GPS to the address, there is a few car parks, I followed the sign to the trailhead carpark. There are a few trails, there is a 13.5 miles... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nice scenery, golf nearby. Trails and a lake, as well as other opportunities for fun. Not sure if rafts can be taken.

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Olney, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We like to take the bike trail that leads to this place. Very idyllic and shadowed most of the time. The lake area is very relaxing after the ride. We usually pack a light picnic and it and rest there before heading back.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

loved the kayaks! lots of fun! go early on a sunday or anytime weekday. fun watching the activity on the lake.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We venture here often as it is close to home. The lake is beautiful and spacious, the area is sprawled with grills, tables, shelters and good walking trails. Our son loves to play near the water and watch the fisherman at work. There is no swimming in the lake and water should not be ingested due to Microcystin produced by... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love the picnic shelters here. You have to pay the county to reserve the shelters for your event or family gathering but if you are willing to take the "risk" of just looking for one that is not reserved, you may be lucky and get a great spot for free.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have walked here several times with my dogs, The trails are leisurely walks, and well-marked. The lake is clear, and beautiful to look at, and it appears to be a great family place with boat rental, picnic tables and grills, and plenty of parking. For me it's just a nice place to get away from the frenetic life of... More

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Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We are regulars at Lake Needwood. This is not a complicated walk. But it is a nice 1-1 1/2 stroll, with some short trail offshoots to add to the journey. Paddle boats are offering for rental on the pleasant lake. Lots of picnic facilities, too.

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Olney, Maryland
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19 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you want to get away and have a very nice safe, but secluded walk, this is a very nice way to have a relaxing time.

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