Fishing rod/reel rentals
Don't have a fishing rod? Rent one at the park. Riverbend’s rod/reel combinations are perfect for beginners and children.
- Rod rentals include line and tackle.
- A Virginia or Maryland freshwater fishing license is required for persons 16 years or older.
- The park does not sell fishing licenses.
- Virginia state licenses are available instantly online.
- Fishing tackle and live bait are available for purchase.
- Rentals are available during visitor center hours.
- Reservations are required for group rentals.
$6 / 2 hours
Valid driver's license required
Fishing Adventure at Riverbend Park
April - October
(5 yrs. and older plus adult)
Perfect for beginners and veteran anglers. Don’t have fishing experience? Learn how to rig a rod, cast and reel in a fish. Discover where fish live in the Potomac River and the best ways to catch them, all from a boat. Already have fishing experience? Expand your expertise by fishing for feisty smallmouth bass in this world-class fishery. Learn techniques for fishing with a variety of artificial lures, and explore some known honey holes with a park naturalist.
- Two-hour trip
- Reservations and advanced payment required
- Maximum 3 people