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Canoeing & Kayaking in Washington, D.C.

Paddling Locations in Washington, D.C.

Kayaking in Washington, D.C.

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All of our Washington, D.C. paddling locations are from paddlers like you. Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our locations map!

Guide to Kayaking in Washington, D.C.

Read on for guides to planning your own kayaking trip to Washington, D.C., seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other Washington, D.C. paddlers, and many other resources! Popular kayaking areas of interest include:

  • Potomac River
  • National Harbor
  • Great Falls Park
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Atlantic Ocean

Plan a Kayaking Trip to Washington, D.C.

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled around Washington, D.C.  and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Washington, D.C. community trip reports or view all Washington, D.C. community trips below:

Have you paddled near Washington, D.C.? Post Your Trip and share with the community!

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Articles About Washington, D.C. Paddling

Whitewater Paddling Washington DC

Just 15 minutes out of the city lies some world class Class V rapids in the Great Falls of Washington D.C. 

Connect with Paddlers Near Washington, D.C.

Looking to connect with other paddlers in Washington, D.C.? Below are a number of resources to help get you started:

Other Resources

Washington, D.C. has a world class whitewater park along with many bays and islands to explore in Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River. It's waiting for you to explore it and have an adventure!

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