Kayak Programs

A NPS Ranger in a kayak
A kayaker in the Potomac River.

NPS Photo.

Come Paddle the Potomac River with the National Park Service!

Park Rangers are offering kayaking programs around Theodore Roosevelt Island. Visitors will need to either bring their own Kayak, or they can rent on an hourly basis from the boat house. Programs will being with a brief safety talk, and we will paddle the circumference of Theodore Roosevelt Island. Program topics will cover the history of Roosevelt Island, historic monuments and bridges seen on the paddle route, and Potomac River watershed ecosystems. If you are renting a kayak, please estimate about 2 hrs for your rental. There are 8 visitor slots per program.

Tours will leave from the Thompson Boat Center on the Georgetown Waterfront.

Every other Saturday starting June 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 23
• July 7 and 21
• August 4 and 8

*Registration is FULL for dates with the strikethrough.

Reservations Required: Call 703-289-2553 or email e-mail us with "KAYAK" in the subject line.

Last updated: June 21, 2018

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George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters
700 George Washington Memorial Parkway

McLean, VA 22101


(703) 289-2500

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