• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Resources

The following list was drafted in 2012 through a partnership with the River Management Society. Please contact us with corrections and suggestions for additions.

American Canoe Association & Paddling.net

Inter-active map of verified and unverified river and creek access sites

American Whitewater

River information on rapids and water flows

C&O Canal Plan Your Visit

Campsites, maps, canoeing and kayaking ideas

C&O Canal Trust

Canal Quarters; stay in one of the historic Lockhouses

Interstate Commission of the Potomac River Basin

River Rambles, Sojourns

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Maryland public river access, maps, fishing regulations, tide finder

Potomac Heritage Explorer

Travel itineraries

Potomac River Guide

Locations for boat ramps, canoe/kayak access, camping spots, points of interest

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Virginia state parks along the Potomac River

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Virginia public river access

West Virginia Department of Natural Resources

West Virginia public river access

USGS

Water flows

Outfitters

Youghiogheny River

For a current list of outfitters on the upper Yough, see the visitor Web site for Garrett County. For the middle Yough, see the Laurels Highlands Web site. Farther down (north), see Youghiogheny Outfitters Canoes and Kayaking Pittsburgh and Venture Outdoors.

North Branch Potomac River

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Precision Rafting

River & Trail Outfitters

River Riders

Upper Potomac River

Allegany Expeditions

Tom's Run Outfitters

Western Maryland Adventures

Middle Potomac River

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

River & Trail Outfitters

River Riders

Immediate DC area:

Canoe Kayak and Paddle Company

Dave Brown's Canoeing Adventures

Liquid Adventures Kayak School

Outdoor Excursions

Potomac Kayaking Company

Potomac Paddle Sports

Potomac River Outfitters

Valley Mill Kayak School

Tidal Potomac

Fletcher's Cove

Thompson Boat Center

Jack's Boat House

Atlantic Kayak Company

Did You Know?

Canal mules in 2004

A mule is a hybrid animal, a mix of a female horse (a mare) and a male donkey (a jack). Remember, "M" for mom, "M" for mare and "D" for dad, "D" for donkey. Switching the parents will produce a hinny. The mule is the superior work animal, preferred by canal boat captains on the C&O Canal.