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“Excellent recreation area”
Review of Lake Needwood

Lake Needwood
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Rockville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent recreation area”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Lake Needwood is great all on its own for running around, or for running through the streets in the park. It is a beautiful place to relax and exercise, an oasis in suburbia. I've enjoyed it most on a cycling date, when we parked in the lot and rode the Rock Creek Trail for a few miles. Very clean lake.

Visited May 2013
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Washington DC
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“Great family place at the top of Rock Creek”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Bike trails, picnic stops, boat rental, volleyball courts and even a zip line. A great place to take the kids or to hike/bike. There is a dam that controls the water flow and is also interesting to see. But watch out. There are many deer, hence many ticks and the strong potential for Lyme disease in the woods. And from time to time there are bacterial outbreaks in the lake itself so do not go swimming. A nice place to visit, nevertheless, just be careful.

Visited October 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“a very beautiful place !”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

A very nice place to relax !
Suitable for everyone , large or smal....
Especially in watching a beautiful play of color in October.

Visited October 2013
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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“Relaxing spot”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

DH and I like to take walks in Lake Needwood on weekends in the spring and fall when it's a bit cooler. There are two sides -- one hike takes you up and into the trees and the other side takes you by a little brook and over a bridge. It's the perfect spot to catch up with each other when the weekdays are hectic.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“SO MANY THINGS TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME @ LAKE NEEDWOOD”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

There are so many things to do at the Park and Lake Needwood for everyone, young and old alike. There are Picnic Sheds and Barbecue Grills for cookouts, Lake for boating and fishing, Zip line for those seeking thrills and adventures, Archery area for those wanting to practice their skills, and Trails (covered by verdant trees) for walking, hiking and jogging.

Located just outside Lake Needwood areas are the Needwood Mansion and the Golf Course for those wanting to play golf. There are many trees in the Park and Lake Needwood so one feels that she is out in the country and not in the busy suburbs of 'Rockville and Gaithersburg.

I highly recommend a visit to the Park and Lake Needwood for everyone. You would feel refreshed and energized after your visit. Spend the day there, enjoy and relax!

Note that there are fees to be paid for the sheds/barbecue grills, Zip Lines, and boat rides. These fees are needed to help maintain the Park and Lake Needwood. Fishing areas, trails, playground are all FREE!

Visited August 2013
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