Discover Your Potomac

Potomac River 101

Experience Your Potomac

Water Quality

Get to know our Nation's River by learning about its ecologically rich lands and waters from the headwaters in West Virginia to the tidal portions of Point Lookout, Maryland.

River Quick Facts >

Historic River Moments >

Maps >

Partners >

River Photo Gallery >

Water Access Points >

We are all suckers for a good Buzzfeed list or an addictive streaming show, but there's nothing like sharing the experience of a fun day outdoors with friends and loved ones. 

Outdoor Recreation & Trail Maps >

National & State Parks >

Potomac River Segment Plan >

If you find yourself asking, "How healthy is the Potomac River?" then be sure to dive into our Potomac Report Card. You'll learn what's going right and wrong for our hometown river - and how you can help. 

2018 Potomac Report Card >

Past Report Cards >

Maryland/DC Environmental Site Design Assessment >

Virginia Environmental Site Design Assessment >

New Pollutants in the Potomac and Beyond >