Click to Home
I Want To...
Go To Search
Connect with Bowie
Boathouse at Allen Pond Park
The boathouse at Allen Pond Park offers paddleboat rentals on weekends and some holidays. A paddleboat rental is a great way to introduce a youngster to boating in a safe and enjoyable way. If you are into cardio-fitness, try renting a paddleboat for 30 minutes and paddling around Allen Pond.

In the summer of 2013, the boat dock was replaced with a state-of-the-art floating dock, offering a more appealing look and experience for park patrons. 

The boathouse is now CLOSED for the 2014 season!
Hours of Operation
Monday Days Open Hours Open
May Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
June - August Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
September Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Boathouse is also open Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.

Allen Pond Park Paddleboat Rental Rates (30-Minute Rental)
Resident Status Rate
City of Bowie Resident $6
Non-Resident $15

Only cash is accepted for boat rental payments. Identification is required for the City of Bowie resident rate.

The boathouse may close due to inclement weather. If there is a question about the weather, please call 301-575-1880 to confirm if the boathouse is open.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Additional rules apply and may be obtained at the boathouse. 

There are restrooms and first aid supplies at the boathouse. When the boathouse is open, park users may go to the boathouse to contact a park ranger.