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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 - 9/26/2020

 CCA and the Coronavirus

CCA plans to comply fully with the stay at home directives and will plan no Club paddling trips or other gatherings until the danger has passed. 

Washington, DC:
Washington region:  

All three jurisdictions allow outdoor exercise if you maintain a 6 foot distance from each other. Maryland has said that kayaking is ok, but social distancing is required. It is easy to maintain the required social distancing while paddling, but not if you run a shuttle. 

See the May-June issue of the Cruiser for a list of no-car-shuttle trips.


The governors of Maryland and Virginia plan to allow the Washington suburban counties to remain closed longer than the more rural parts of the state.

CCA will not be organizing paddling trips while stay at home orders are in effect. Hopefully, this will end soon.


 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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