Boat Rentals now open Mon - Fri from 11am to 6pm, Sat and Sun from 9am to 6pm.
The Boat Rental Operation usually opens mid-April, weather permitting, and operates through mid-October. The operation is open weekends only until Howard County schools close for the summer. At that time, the operation is open 7 days per week. There must be at least one person in each boat who is 16 years of age or older with a valid driver's license. Your driver.s license and a $10 deposit are required to rent a boat. Cash only. Life jackets are provided, and must be worn at all times. Swimming is not allowed in the lake. The lake and boat ramp are closed during inclement weather. All boats are rented based on a first-come, first-served basis; we do not take reservations or hold boats. 9am-6pm (The last boats can go out at 5:30pm, but must return by 6pm.) To reach the Boat Rental staff, please call 410-313-7303.
- Two or Four Seat Paddle Boat - $9 per half hour
- Canoe - $9 per hour
- Kayak (single or double) - $9 per hour
- Row Boat - $9 per hour
To Get a Boating Permit: All boats on Centennial Lake are required to have a boating permit. Only Class A boats are allowed, 16 feet in length or less, electric motors only. Rowboats, canoes, or rafts with three separate air chambers are allowed. Sailboats must be under 14 feet in length. A life jacket must be provided for each occupant. Jet skis are not permitted on the lake.
- Seasonal Permits (Valid March 1st through November 30th ) are $35.00
- Daily Boat Permits are $5.00
The daily permits are available at the self-serve kiosk next to the boat launch area, and seasonal permits are available through the Park Office or the General Store during the above-mentioned hours of operation. Cash only.