Sign of Summer: Lake Anne Boat Rentals Begin Today

Boats at Lake Anne Plaza

The boats are ready to go for summer. Thursday, May 22 is the first day of boat rental season at Lake Anne Plaza.

Reston Association provides boat rentals by the hour Thursday to Sunday until Labor Day weekend.

Rental tickets can be purchased at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza (near the fountain). Contact the book shop by calling 703-435-9772.


Thursdays, 4 – 8 p.m.
Fridays, 4 – 8 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


$6 per boat for 1-hour rental

Things to Know:

There are canoes, rowboats and pedal boats available. Boat operators must be 16 or older and a parent or legal guardian (18 years of age or older) must sign a waiver/agreement and accompany passengers under the age of 16.

Swimming is not permitted. Pets are not allowed in boats.

There will also be paddleboard lessons at Lake Anne this summer. Surf Reston Stand Up Paddleboarding will begin in early June, says owner Steve Gurney.

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