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Thompson Boat Center near Washington, DC
 Welcome to Thompson Boat Center near Washington, DC
Whether you're looking to explore great national monuments, experience peaceful moments reflected in calm waters or learn a new skill and get fit, Thompson Boat Center is your destination in our nation's Capital. We invite you to Kayak, Canoe, Row or Bicycle to your hearts content in and around Washington, DC.


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What's Happening at the Thompson Boat Center

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The Boathouse is currently open (private rack renters may take boats out) 6am-7:30pm Monday-Saturday and 7:30am-7:30pm on Sunday. Rentals are not operational at this time. Watch our Facebook for updates regarding the first day for rentals, opening, etc.  

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A fish leaps free of the water, the young hawk perched high in a tree on Roosevelt Island catches sight and swoops lifting her breakfast from the Potomac.

One of the many reasons to paddle or row in the early AM. Whether renting a kayak or canoe, or learning a new skill like sculling or sweep rowing! Come on down and see what we have to offer you or sign up for one of our classes.








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