Lake needwood boats – montgomery parks gasket t 1995


* If boats are returned to the Boathouse after the times shown above, a $10 late fee may be charged in addition to the regular rental fee. Get our handy boating brochure with hours, fees and more information on boating and fishing at Lake Needwood.

Boat rentals are available as weather permits. Each boat rental requires a picture ID as a security deposit. All patrons must wear a life jacket at all times. All Rules and Regulations apply when renting all types of boats. A $10 late fee will be charged for any boats returned after Boat House closing times (see “Hours of Operation” above). Cash, all major credit cards are accepted at the Boat House. Fee Reduction Coupons may be used toward boat rentals. Kayaks

Kayaking is a very different and wonderful boating experience! Because the boats sit so low in the water, kayakers feel very connected to the lake and the life in and around it. Most everyone can learn to paddle a kayak in a short period of time. Both one-person and tandem (two-person) kayaks are available. Kayak rentals include a kayak paddle and life jacket. No one under 16 allowed in single kayaks. For the safety of all, do not place children on your lap–they must be seated in their own seat in the kayak. The new accessible/ADA compliant dock and launch system makes it possible for people with limited mobility to launch both canoes and kayaks.

Great for individuals and families who want to spend time on the water but are not experienced with boating. Rowboats may also be used for fishing. Each rented rowboat includes a pair of oars, a life jacket for each person, and a seat flotation device. Some boats can accommodate an electric trolling motor, which must be provided by the renter. Anyone born after July 1, 1972 must possess a certificate of boating safety education in order to operate a trolling motor on a Parks rowboat. Anchors are available upon request.

A good choice for people with some boating experience. Canoes move faster, but they are less stable than rowboats and require some skill to maneuver. Canoe rental includes a paddle, a life jacket for each person and a seat flotation device. The new accessible/ADA compliant dock and launch system makes it possible for people with limited mobility to launch both canoes and kayaks.

Great for people of all ages with little or no boating experience. Pedal boats are stable and easy to maneuver, and very popular for families with young children. Each rental includes life jackets for each person, and a seat flotation device.

Tour the lake on the Needwood Queen, a pontoon boat operating on weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The 20-minute boat tours allow you to see turtles, birds and other wildlife on the lake. The Needwood Queen is accessible for people using wheelchairs.

Private boats that can be hand launched are permitted on Lake Needwood from March 1– December 15 with the purchase of a daily or seasonal permit. Boaters must adhere to Regulations for Private Boats. Seasonal permits also provide access to Little Seneca Lake at Black Hill Regional Park.

Daily Permits: During the summer, daily permits can be purchased for $5.00 at the Boat House. When the Boat House is closed, drop your payment in the fee boxes at the boat ramps or other launching locations around each lake. Also available at

Largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie, and trout are only a few of the fish species found in Lake Needwood and Lake Frank. All Maryland State Fishing Regulations for inland waters apply, and people aged 16 and older are required to have a Maryland Fishing License. Fishing licenses are not available at Lake Needwood Boathouse, but you can get one online here from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and at many local sporting goods stores. You’ll also need a trout stamp on your license to keep trout you catch; the limit is 5 per day. Trophy Bass Fishing regulations are in effect in season. Fishing is permitted from the rental boats during the operational season at Lake Needwood, and from private boats during the private boat permit season. Year-round fishing is permitted from the shoreline of both lakes.