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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.

The History of the CCA   First Downriver Race

Ron Knipling and grandson on the GW canal.
Photo by Barbara Brown.


Potomac Downriver Race
Saturday, September 26th
Potomac Downriver Race - 9/26/2020

CCA and the Coronavirus
On March 30th, the governors of Maryland and Virginia, and the mayor of Washington, DC, issued stay at home orders due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19. 
CCA plans to comply fully with the directive and will plan no Club paddling trips or other gatherings until the danger has passed. The Club will keep all communication lines open with the webpage, email, the Cruiser and the Roster.


 From tranquil flatwater to raging whitewater, we paddle it all.  
Weather Forecast   River Level Forecast   USGS Little Falls   Paddle Prattle   AW River Database   
Trip and Event Schedule for the Next 30 Days

Upcoming Events

Want to know if the Potomac will be closed?
Call the USCG at 410-576-2525.
Want to know how many times the Potomac
has been closed?
Check  Trump Golf Count.

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Search for Canoe Cruisers. You must be a member to use the app.