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Fletcher's Boathouse

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4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1062
+1 202-244-0461
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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 May 20, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great fishing spot!

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

Reviewed May 16, 2017
Wilmington, NC, United States
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4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1062
+1 202-244-0461
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Reviewed May 20, 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

Thank MicheleColette
Reviewed May 16, 2017

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

Thank joannb977
Reviewed April 13, 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 September 11, 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 June 21, 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 June 14, 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

Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed September 25, 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 June 15, 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 July 8, 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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