Potomac, Maryland, US/Virginia, US
5. Anglers Inn to Lock 10
||II (for normal flows)
The Potomac River below Anglers Inn is an easier run than the Mather Gorge section just upstream,
but is still in the back yard of Washington, D.C. This fact contributes to the strong boating
community in the metropolitan region. In this section, the river maintains it's wild and
remote feeling, except for at choice spots where Virginia has allowed sloppy development to mar
The river offers play and practice for beginners to experts and numerous sections can be run.
This description will deal with the rapids and access points and doesn't provide details on
the numerous play spots. Make sure you know the take-out from
the river - there is a dangerout low head dam downriver above Little Falls
- Angler's Inn. Put-in Reach via MacArthur Blvd. Park in one of three gravel or dirt lots
across from the Angler's Inn, a fine restaurant. Carry across the canal, then 100 feet
south on the towpath, then right down to the shore. From the river, the beach is easily seen on
- Carderock. Reach via Clara Barton Parkway. Park at Carderock picnic area. Path across grassy
area leads to small access. From the river, the access is a muddy bank.
- Lock 10. Take-out. Reach via Clara Barton Parkway. Park at Lock 10 lot. Trail leads
down to shore. From the river, you need to take a river left side channel to find the
path. Make sure you know the take-out from the river - there is a dangerout low head dam
downriver above Little Falls.
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Last Updated: 2018-12-14 19:56:55