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Cacapon River

 

Canoe Cruisers helps paddlers get together for mutually arranged cooperative adventures to explore local rivers and streams.  

Most trips are day trips - CCA membership is not required, though we hope you'll join.

Sunday Trips - nearby, easy flowing water - Like Anglers to Lock 10, Violettes Lock Loop   
Thursday Trips - farther afield - 2 to 4 hours away - more difficult - James, Yough, Shenandoah Staircase, Baltimore, Bloomington Releases, Little Falls. 
Pick-Up Trips
spur-of-the moment, when rains come to smaller brooks

Wednesday Evenings (finished for 2019) after-work on the Potomac - look on Paddle Prattle.

  To join these trips, look at the Trips and Events Calendar.  To receive  notices of upcoming trips in your in-box, you'll need to sign up.  Under the Trips & Events tab you can see how.  From March through October we send a weekly Upcoming Trips email to CCA members. 

 

Club trips are informal get togethers for interested paddlers. See Trip Guidelines for a detailed description of our trips.  

We have no formal or paid guided trips.  Nor do we have club paddling equipment or plan private trips.  For this, contact one of our commercial Outfitters.

Please ask about trips at trips@canoecruisers.org and we'll answer right away.

 

Scheduled Trips

Club members volunteer to coordinate outings throughout the year. Paddlers can find outings that suit their skill level.

 

See the Calendar page for a listing of these trips for the next several weeks. 

 
If you have children, look on our trips calendar for family friendly trips.
 

Check the schedules of other paddling clubs. We usually combine these schedules.

 

Monocacy Canoe Club

 

Blue Ridge Voyageurs

 

Mason Dixon Canoe Cruisers

 
 

Equipment and skills. Non-members welcome

Members and non-members are welcome on CCA trips. They must have their own equipment and the appropriate skills for the rated trip difficulty. If it goes well, please consider joining the club. You can Join CCA! now or Contact Us for more information.

 

Members and guests who join a Scheduled Trip acknowledge they have reviewed and agree to the provisions found in our Trip Guidelines.

Pick Up Trips

When it starts to rain and that favorite river is rising, use the Internet to find others to put together a last minute trip. Local paddlers meet, plan trips and share tips on the CCA Facebook Page, the CCA Message Board and the Monocacy Canoe Club Message Board, Paddle Prattle.

Potomac River Access Points

Many of our paddling access points are on the Maryland side of the river.  This is thanks the the C&O Canal National Park which runs for 184 miles along the Potomac from Georgetown in Washington, DC, to Cumberland, Maryland.  See the C&O Canal Association list of access points with descriptions, coordinates, and Google map links. 

Coordinate a CCA Trip

We are always looking for members to coordinate trips. Pick a place you like to paddle and email the Trip Committee Chairman. If you are unsure what a Trip Coordinator does see Trip Guidelines.

 

Charlie Duffy's Trip Leader Presentation has a wealth of information for paddlers who are new to trip leading and would like to coordinate a CCA trip.

Meeting Places

Where to meet to carpool and consolidate boats. Meeting Places

Our StreamFinder Tables, based on Steve Ettinger's book "Capital Canoeing and Kayaking," are on this website with links to USGS gauges, Am Whitewater descriptions.  Great for planning your trip.