Potomac River, Washington DC

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  • The Potomac River is wonderful. It shines for its cleanliness. We see people coming out to row happy, although the climate is quite cold. Surrounding you can enjoy wonderful places
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  • A unique experience in boat, a huge and landscape River some of the more memorable Washington
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  • The river see you in various parts of the city. If you are by the Lincoln Memorial, it is a good site. Visiting Arlington you cross a bridge and of course the Potomac River. Large flow and quite wide. In USA they care much for rivers and normally they are clean. An example to the world.
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  • Wet, fairly clean, has rocks, partially navigable. Solid river
  • I love this river. It's awesome that it's right here in MD too! Some key highlights: 1. There are places to swim up near Cumberland and Harper's Ferry. I've gone cliff diving at a campsite up there and it's great. The water is crisp and cool and clear enough to see 15 feet down. 2. It's a HUGE river, spanning across the length of MD. Of course, it's not the Amazon. But for someone who lives in Baltimore, it's pretty dang big. You're gonna find a quiet place that suits you, regardless of the busy or not busy seasons. 3. There is so much nature that surrounds the river. And with nature comes campsites. There are countless campsites to stay at along the entire river. 4. There's a trail called the C&O Towpath/Canal that runs from Cumberland to D.C. (I'm planning on biking the entire 185 miles of it this May!)
  • This is a great river that has many nice recreation spots all the way to the ocean. The only negative is one that is almost constant in this modern world, and that is that it is polluted.
  • Beautiful scenery, relaxing place.
  • People have a hard time holding onto their trash or disposing of it properly. There is no outside toilet available.

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