Goo Kayaking Trip - Thompson Boathouse
Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Address: 2900 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone Number: (202) 333-9543
GOO Contact Person: Sam Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: Singles (sit-ins or sit-on) rent for $8/hr or $24/day.
Doubles (Ocean Malibu 2 , Mainstream) rent for $10/hr or $30/day.
*There are only 8 double kayaks but also canoes and single kayaks
**Better chance to get the double kayaks if we show up earlier in the day
From Wisconsin Ave. heading south:
Follow Wisconsin Avenue south to K St, NW, also known at that point as Water St. Here the commercial parking lot is directly ahead of you next to the River. If you are proceeding to the Thompson parking lot, turn left on K St. and proceed east through several stop signs, moving into the right hand lane. As K St begins to climb up hill ahead of you, on the right you will see a small underpass. Follow this onto Rock Creek Parkway and take an immediate right into Thompson Parking lot. Thompson Boat Center cannot be accessed easily using Whitehearst Freeway between 6:30AM and 9:30AM weekdays.
From junction of 95 North and Washington Beltway (Memorial Bridge):
Take 395 North toward DC. Look for Memorial Bridge signs and get in right lane exiting onto the route which passes west of the Pentagon. Continue north until you reach Memorial Bridge. Cross Memorial Bridge in the right lane and bear right in front of the Lincoln Memorial and take the first right turn onto Rock Creek Parkway. Get in right lane. After about 1/4 mile veer to right turnoff towards Rt. 66/E St./Whitehearst Freeway/Rock Creek. After turnoff stay in left lane and follow Whitehearst/Rock Creek signs. Lanes split two left two right. Stay to left lanes. Turn left at intersection heading towards Watergate Complex, turning right onto Virginia Ave. Get in left lane and cross over Rock Creek Parkway at green light into Thompson Boat Center parking lot.
From Rt.66 headed east:
From Rt. 66 cross Roosevelt Bridge get into left most lane. Before end of bridge follow left lane towards Whitehearst Freeway and Rock Creek Parkway. After 1/4 miles keep following left lane and Whitehearst/Rock Creek signs. Lanes split into two left and two right. Stay into left lanes. Turn left at intersection heading towards Watergate Complex, turning right onto Virginia Ave. Get in left lane and cross over Rock Creek Parkway at green light into Thompson Boat Center parking lot.
Directions to other area parking lots in the vicinity if Thompson Boat Center is full:
Between 9:30AM - 4:15PM, after 6:30PM Weekdays, and Weekends anytime
(Washington Harbor and Harbor Parking):
Make a left onto Rock Creek Parkway out of TBC parking lot. Quickly move to the right lane, and take the first exit ramp to the right. (It comes up very quickly, and it is a sharp turn). At the end of the ramp, make a right onto K Street (also called Water Street). When you make this right, you should go down underneath the Whitehearst Freeway. Be sure not to make an immediate right up onto the Whitehearst Freeway. Go straight on K Street (Water Street), the Washington Harbor Parking garage is on the left inside building. Further down K Street (Water Street) at Wisconsin Avenue, there is another lot called Harbor Parking.