Lake Needwood, Rockville

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Lake Needwood is a 75acre reservoir in Derwood, Maryland just east of Rockville, in the eastern part of Montgomery County that is located on Rock Creek. The lake was created to provide flood control. It also protects the water quality of the creek by functioning as a retention basin to trap sediment from stormwater runoff. Ironically, there have been several evacuations of downstream residents during periods of heavy rain, due to concerns about the structural integrity of the earthen dam constructed in 1965.The lake is part of Rock Creek Regional Park. Visitors can rent pedal boats, rowboats, and canoes, and a flat-bottom pontoon boat, the Needwood Queen, is available for rides. With a license, fishing is permitted. Also, the picnic areas surrounding the lake are popular locations for various events. Other park features include a visitors center and snack bar, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, an archery range and Needwood Golf Course. About one mile (1.6 km) southeast is Lake Needwood's sister lake, Lake Frank.
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  • It was a nice surprising find. We first found it when we went zip-lining, which is a business on the property. That was fun, but since we've returned several times with our bows and arrows to take adv...  more »
  • Trails are very walkable and definitely not the beaten path. There are open areas surrounded by trees. Sometimes you can rent pedal boats, but check hours and availability if you wan tto do that. You ...  more »
  • Great place to visit natures beauty on display, nice lake and u can cook out under picknick tables can play On vines swinging from tree to tree the great view  more »

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