We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Relaxing spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Needwood

Lake Needwood
15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Lake Needwood Boat House, Rockville, MD 20855
301-762-9500
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 18 things to do in Rockville
Attraction details
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
44 attraction reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
509 helpful votes 509 helpful votes
“Relaxing spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

DH and I like to take walks in Lake Needwood on weekends in the spring and fall when it's a bit cooler. There are two sides -- one hike takes you up and into the trees and the other side takes you by a little brook and over a bridge. It's the perfect spot to catch up with each other when the weekdays are hectic.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    21
    3
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
442 reviews 442 reviews
365 attraction reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
“SO MANY THINGS TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME @ LAKE NEEDWOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

There are so many things to do at the Park and Lake Needwood for everyone, young and old alike. There are Picnic Sheds and Barbecue Grills for cookouts, Lake for boating and fishing, Zip line for those seeking thrills and adventures, Archery area for those wanting to practice their skills, and Trails (covered by verdant trees) for walking, hiking and jogging.

Located just outside Lake Needwood areas are the Needwood Mansion and the Golf Course for those wanting to play golf. There are many trees in the Park and Lake Needwood so one feels that she is out in the country and not in the busy suburbs of 'Rockville and Gaithersburg.

I highly recommend a visit to the Park and Lake Needwood for everyone. You would feel refreshed and energized after your visit. Spend the day there, enjoy and relax!

Note that there are fees to be paid for the sheds/barbecue grills, Zip Lines, and boat rides. These fees are needed to help maintain the Park and Lake Needwood. Fishing areas, trails, playground are all FREE!

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Potomac, Maryland
Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Nice getaway in middle of MontCo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Sorta hidden getaway in middle of Montgomery County. Good sized lake with surrounding parkland for picnics, etc.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
wash dc
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Caution!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Normally this would be a five star public park but "Visitors Urged to Use Caution and Avoid Ingesting Water at Lake Needwood Due to Elevated Microcystin Levels.
Microcystin, a toxic substance produced by blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), has been detected in Lake Needwood. Water that contains microcystin can cause severe liver damage if ingested. Please avoid all contact with the lake water, and do not allow dogs or other pets to swim in or drink from the lake. Swimming is prohibited at all times in Lake Needwood." If water activity is your objective, I would recommend Senaca Creek State Park as an alternative.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rockville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Sometime beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The view is good. The trails are good. But the water is not good. Come and enjoy the awesome fall beauty!

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lake Needwood also viewed

 

Been to Lake Needwood? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lake Needwood, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.