Further Out Places to Rent Canoes and Kayaks Outside of Washington, DC

This is a listing of rentals and outfitters outside of the Washington, DC area, in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.  This is a map of the outfitters listed on this page.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Annapolis Canoe and Kayak
311 Third Street,
Annapolis, MD 21403

  • Rentals and demos of canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards

Baltimore County

Gunpowder Falls State Park, Hammerman Area
7200 Graces Quarters,
Chase, MD 21027

  • Kayak rentals from Ultimate Watersports
  • Cost per person to get into the park, plus cost to launch your own boat.

Gunpowder Falls State Park, Dundee Area
Dundee Creek Marina,
Chase, MD

  • Kayak rentals from Ultimate Watersports
  • cost per person to get into the park, plus cost to launch your own boat (if not rented)

Frederick County

Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road,
Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-7574

  • boat rentals on lake
  • nice beach for swimming

Howard County

Centennial Park
10000 Route 108 (South Entrance)
Ellicott City, MD 21042

  • Kayak, canoe and rowboat rentals on lake

Washington County

Antietam Creek Canoe
19005 Lappans Rd,
Boonsboro, MD 21713
(240) 447-0444

  • Canoe Trips on Antietam Creek
  • Canoe Trips on C&O Canal at Seneca

Greenbriar State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713-9535
301-791-4767

  • pedal boat rentals on lake (no canoes or kayaks for rent)
  • nice beach for swimming

 West Virginia

Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers at Harper’s Ferry

River and Trail Outfitters  (Near Harper’s Ferry WV)
604 Valley Road
Knoxville, MD 21758
Phone: 301-695-5177

  • canoe and kayak trips and rentals on the Potomac River and Shenandoah River
  • rafting and tubing trips

River Riders, Inc.
408 Alstadts Hill Rd
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
800 326 7238
304 535 2663

  • Canoe and kayak rentals/trips on the Potomac River and Shenandoah River
  • tubing and rafting

Potomac River

Shepherdstown Pedal and Paddle
115 W. German St.
Shepherdstown, WV
304-876-3000

South Branch of the Potomac River

Eagle’s Nest Outfitters
PO Box 731
Petersburg, VA 26847

  • Trips on the South Branch of the Potomac River

 Virginia

South Fork of the Shenandoah River

Front Royal Canoe Company
8567 Stonewall Jackson Hwy.
Front Royal, VA 22630

  • Trips on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River

Downriver Canoe Company
884 Indian Hollow Road
Bentonville, VA 22610

  • Trips on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River

Shenandoah River Outfitters
6502 S Page Valley Rd
Luray VA 22835

  • Trips on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River

Shenandoah River Adventures
415 Long Avenue
Shenandoah, VA  22849

  • Trips on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River

Rivers in the James River Basin

Twin River Outfitters
653 Lowe Street
Buchanan, VA 24066

  • Trips on the rivers in the James River Basin – Cowpasture and Jackson Rivers

Rappahannock River

Virginia Outdoor Center
3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

  • Rentals and trips on the Rappahannock River
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