Potomac River Guide Home

Interactive Maps

The Lower Potomac

The Potomac Estuary

Mount Vernon to Anacostia River

Mall Area

Georgetown to Great Falls

Potomac Piedmont

Upper Potomac

The North Branch

Boat Ramps

Monitoring Sites

Bridges and Ferries

Cruises and Charters

Search Potomac Sites

Also Explore

The Hudson River GuideThe Delaware River Guide

Cacapon River USGS Gage

West Virginia Tributary

blank dot

One of the most beautiful streams in the Potomac system, this 112-mile river has been considered for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, but local opposition to federal planning and land acquisition has thwarted plans. .

For more information on whitewater in this area, select this link. Recommended minimum level for canoeing and kayaking is 2.0 feet at the Capon Bridge gage.

Current stream conditions are shown in the graph below:

Graph of USGS water data

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a streamflow monitor on the Cacapon River. For current information on river flow, select this link.

Nearby Potomac River Stream Monitors
To view a map of Potomac River Monitors, select this link.

Suggested Links

Click here for larger map and nearby sites.

Contact Information
Friends of the Cacapon River
P.O. Box 321
Great Cacapon WV 35422