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Since 1956 the Canoe Cruisers Association, with members from across the Greater Washington, DC area, has brought together kayakers and canoeists interested in paddling the Potomac River Basin and adjacent watersheds. We value diversity and welcome people at all levels of ability. We coordinate paddling trips, teach classes, promote river safety, host the annual CCA downriver race, and organize river access and water conservation efforts. Please join us—we look forward to paddling with you!  

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 post no-shuttle trips on our website in June, and review the situation as time goes on. The Washington metro area is still requiring masks and social distancing. While it is easy to maintain the required social distancing while paddling, it is not possible when running a shuttle.

See our Trip Guidelines  for information on  staying safe while paddling during COVID-19.


 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.

Get the CCA App for your Smart Phone!  Available on App Store and Google Play.
Search for Canoe Cruisers. You must be a member to use the app.