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“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
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Rockville
Type: Bodies of Water
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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“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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“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
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Potomac, Maryland
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“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
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“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
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Rockville, Maryland
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“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
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