• Lotus Flower

    Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

    District of Columbia

Coming by canoe

A bend in the river.

A view by canoe

park photo

Canoes are well suited to the Anacostia River. Most people launch at Bladensburg Marina or at Anacostia Park.

If you have never been in a canoe or on the Anacostia River, you may want to make your first trip with the Anacostia Watershed Society.

The Anacostia has silted in and is shallow including Kenilworth Marsh. The marsh loses 90% of its water at low tide, so it is important to check tides in your planning. You can check tides at http://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic.dir/potomacsites.html and click on Anacostia River. From there you can click on the Benning Bridge for the Aquatic Gardens tide, or Anacostia Bridge for the tide downstream at Anacostia Park.

To save yourself effort, use the tides and currents to your favor, riding the tide upstream and the current down.

Did You Know?

water beading on a lotus leaf

The top of the lotus leaf is covered with wax pebbles, making it better at shedding water than a plain wax surface. This surface is being copied for rain ware. More...