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The Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington, DC, founded in 1956, has members from Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and other nearby regions. We are a kayak and canoe club whose main purpose is to unite persons interested in paddling the Potomac River Basin and adjacent watersheds.  We teach classes, promote river safety, and participate in river access and watershed conservation efforts.

From tranquille flatwater to raging whitewater, we paddle it all. 

2017 Potomac River Festival 8/19-20

The Great Falls Race is one of the most exciting kayaking races anywhere! Class V Whitewater, the Nation's best kayakers. One trophy. See them race! August 19th.

Potomac Festival Party  Potomac Festival & Great Falls Race Awards Ceremony at Rockwood Manor Park.  August 19th from 2 to 8pm.

Little Falls Race August 20th
The Security Zone Regulation on closing the Potomac River at Trump's golf course received 636 Comments in support of paddler access to the Potomac River at Violette's Lock and Riley's Lock.

The Coast Guard has said that they will allow us to paddle along the Maryland shore of the Potomac Security Zone, but without a change in the regulation, we have no legal right of access to the river. They have said nothing about allowing us to cross the river above Seneca Breaks to reach the GW Canal.

Crossing the Security Zone   Photo by Barbara Brown

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