Boat Rental Season Opens Early at Riverbend Park
Riverbend Park is a popular place for family and friends to enjoy the outdoors. This year, due to low water and warm spring weather, visitors can rent boats two weeks earlier than normal. Row boats, canoes and kayaks (single and tandem) will be available Saturday, May 5 to Friday, May 18 on weekends only from noon to 5 p.m. Boats will be available Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. after that. Visitors may explore the river on their own, or on a guided tour.
Fishing opportunities abound for the young angler to the experienced vet. Anglers have long been drawn to this stretch of river for its variety of fish species, including sunfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and catfish. Spinning tackle, fly fishing, and fishing from a boat are great ways to catch most species. During visitor center hours fully rigged fishing rods are available to rent. A freshwater Maryland or Virginia fishing license is required for all fisherman.
Boats may be rented for half-day or full day excursions. Single kayaks are $15/$25. Tandem siton- top kayaks are $25/$35. Canoes are $18/$36. Row boats are $15/$25.
Riverbend Park is located at 8700 Potomac Hills Street in Great Falls, Va.