Boating

Boating

Recreation on RA Lakes

Reston's four man-made lakes (Lake Anne, Lake Thoreau, Lake Audubon and Lake Newport) provide members boating opportunities. While swimming and ice skating are not permitted, fishing, boating, wildlife watching and lakeside picnicking are available to RA members and their guests.

Boat Permits

Each year Reston Association conducts an extensive monitoring process of permanently moored pontoon and deck boats that are on Reston’s lakes. During that process, our staff checks for the current mooring permit and yearly decals to be visible on boats. We also check the condition and size of boats to ensure that they meet the requirements outlined in RA’s rules and regulations.

Download the Reston Association Boat Guide and learn about rules and regulations governing boats in Reston.

Members interested in becoming a boat owner should review the Boat Guide and contact Reston Association to confirm the boat they are obtaining meets association standards. RA staff will also confirm with the boat owner the size category associated with the boat. Boat owners must complete a Permanent Mooring Permit Application to register a new boat and complete payment through WebTrac. Payment for the permanent mooring fees are paid annually starting April 1. For questions associated with boat registrations and renewals, please contact Sandy Behrs at 703-435-6513 or by email at Sandy@reston.org. The permit application form can be downloaded here.

Lake Anne Summer Boat Rentals

Enjoy a journey across Lake Anne in a canoe, single or tandem kayak, or pedal boat. Rental tickets are sold on site on the Lake Anne Dock by RA staff.
$10 per boat for 1-hour rental. Cash only.

Hours of Operation (May 23-Sept. 2)
Thursday/Friday: 4-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sunday hours on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day)

Hours of Operation (Sept. 5-29)
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Policies
Renters (or groups) must have one person 18 years or older to complete a waiver.
Passengers 16-17 years old may operate and ride boats without an 18 year old aboard.
Passengers under 16 years old must have an boat operator who is 18 or older.
All passengers must wearlLifejackets (provided at dock).
Animals are not permitted in boats.
Passengers must stay in boats; swimming is not permitted.

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