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Lake Needwood

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Address: 15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Lake Needwood Boat House, Rockville, MD 20855
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+1 301-762-9500

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Great spot to start a walk or bike ride.

Needwood has a trail that goes all way into DC. I recently walked 13 miles in one morning. the path is paved and in very good shape. The woods and stream are very pretty. Even saw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needwood has a trail that goes all way into DC. I recently walked 13 miles in one morning. the path is paved and in very good shape. The woods and stream are very pretty. Even saw deer along the trail. There are several places where you have to cross streets so be careful. Also no bathrooms along the trail, we... More 

Thank Travelqueen8882
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our afternoon and what a pleasant surprise with Gorgeous views and lots to do. Very peaceful atmosphere and lots of things like fishing and zip-lining and renting boats. Kids loved it and so did I

Thank Anna B
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Been to this lake before. Today we were greeted by a bunch of brawling renaissance men and women that definitely added to the scenery.

Thank katwomansz
Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

With picnics, fishing, boating, biking, hiking and GoApe runs, this end of Rock Creek Park has much to offer.

Thank Sylvia B
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to hike,walk or bird watch. When spring arrives good fishery for bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Fun for picnics and great play ground for children. Also, boat and canoe rentals.

Thank dbrph2017
Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The lake is nice with boating and fishing facilities. Ample parking and barbecue points. Worth spending time and relaxing

Thank Kshitij S
Rockville, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

One of our favorite spots for walking year round. We love it here! So happy to be close by! Well kept trails, always clean, dogs on leashes.

Thank JenCanCook
Rockville, Maryland
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a lovely park, with a lake and paddleboats, places to picnic, hiking. There is a larger boat that takes people for a brief tour of the lake. The scenery is great, maybe especially in autumn, although the boats are gone at the end of the summer.

Thank tag0707
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Easy to get to, away from most noise, and clean. The lake is a pleasure to visit. Places to picnic and relax and trails to walk.

Thank RichardJPeppin
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We go to lake Needwood a lot, you can hike and bike from here, lots of easy hikes - 7+ miles natural surface trails, or you rent kayaks, rowboats etc.. There is also a ropes course and archery range. Rock Creek Hiker /Biker Trail which is paved starts here and you can ride all the way to the District or... More 

Thank JLemieux88

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