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 >

The Potomac's waters are much improved since the passage of the 1972 Clean Water Act, but our State of the Nation's River reports offer insights into the emerging pollutants that threaten our region's forests and drinking water. 

2016 Potomac Report Card >

Report Archive > 

Maryland/DC Environmental Site Design Assessment >

Virginia Environmental Site Design Assessment >

New Pollutants in the Potomac and Beyond >