Kayak Potomac

Basic Itinerary:

Monday: Meet at Riley’s Lock 7:15-7:30am.  Spend the day learning basic paddle strokes.  Trim down excess gear.  Camp out on island near GW Canal.
Tuesday: Teach principles and technique on how to paddle roll and kayak.  Camp out at Swains Lock
Wednesday: Paddle Mather Gorge and try our hand at surfing the Chutes.  Camp out at Marsden Tract
Thursday: Continue our paddle downstream, tackling Yellow Falls and Stubble Field.  Stop off at Scotts Run to enjoy the waterfall.  Camp out right above Little Falls.
Friday: We saved the biggest and best rapid for the last day, Little Falls.  Next stop Georgetown before returning back to Riley’s Lock between 5:30-6:30pm.


Potomac River.  Section between Riley’s Lock and Georgetown.

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Although the mighty Potomac stretches just over 300 miles, one of the best and most majestic sections is right in our backyard. Campers will spend the week paddling from Riley’s Lock and end up just under 30 miles downstream in Georgetown. Along the way we will learn and/or master our paddling skills, run rapids, paddle though the mighty Mather Gorge and constantly keep our eyes Bald Eagles and other wildlife. Kayak Potomac is a perfect trip for both beginners and experienced boaters. This section of river offers a perfect progression of difficulty to allow campers to build their skills and confidence on the water. By weeks end we will be ready to challenge ourselves for Little Falls. Each night the group will camp on uninhabited islands or in small campsites on the banks of the Potomac. This is a must trip on every kayakers Bucket List.

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