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Potomac River In Washington DC

Boating, camping and fishing.

An excellent boating waterway and a virtual fish factory, The Potomac River runs the western border of the district, from north to south. This DC section of the river has nearly 50 miles of shoreline, with access for boating at several boat launch ramps located on both the west and east side of the river. Marinas, stores and restaurants are all convenient to enhance a day on the water. Fishing enthusiasts are drawn here to fish for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, muskie and striped bass. While there are no campgrounds nearby, there is plenty of lodging options in the area. There are plenty of park areas for fishing from the bank, but boats are the ideal way to locate the fish. Kayaks, canoes and all types of fishing boats can enhance your day of fishing.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

No Camping Nearby

The Potomac Map


Fish species found in Potomac River include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, striped bass and muskie.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish White catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Longear Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass Muskie

Click here for a DC Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

National Mall and Memorial Parks
900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024
202 426-6841

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