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Lake Needwood is a 75-acre lake within Rock Creek Regional Park, just outside Rockville, Maryland, with an average depth of only 8 feet. The lake was created in 1965 along Rock Creek, when a dam was built on the creek to assist in flood control and storm water run-off. Rock Creek Regional Park was built around the lake. Swimming is not allowed in the lake but boating is very popular and there is a concession where visitors can rent kayaks or canoes or join a tour of the lake. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, and trout. The parkland around the lake offers picnic areas, a kids’ playground, an archery range, a snack bar, a golf course, and a network of hiking and biking trails. The Meadowside Nature Center has a range of interesting exhibits, including an aviary with live birds such owls, hawks, and an American bald eagle.
15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Lake Needwood Boat House, Rockville, MD 20855
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