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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!

History of the CCA

Fun with CCA

Potomac Conservancy Celebrating 
30 Years of Protecting the Potomac
Potomac Conservancy 30th Anniversary

Potomac Riverkeeper Network
Volunteer Water Monitoring
Potomac Riverkeeper Volunteer

Goose Creek
Access Recommendations

Latest Edition of the Cruiser
Newsletter Page

From Conservation Committee
CCA letter to MD DNR recommending the halt of the Upper Yough Trail Project

From River Access Committee
C&O Canal Park Plans Two-Year Repair Projects at Lock 5

By David Cottingham
American Legion Bridge Construction

Free online course
First Aid on the River

C&O Canal Conditions
Go to bottom of page for water levels.

Trip Email Notification
Sign up at to be
added to our trip lists. Beginner trips are held each Sunday morning, weather permitting. Our Thursday Paddles and Pickup Trips are for experienced paddlers. Our Weekend paddles will vary in difficulty. Our Community/Family Paddles are kid friendly. When you sign up for a list you will be notified by email of the upcoming trip. Please specify which lists you would like to be on. 

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

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

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