Potomac River Guide


Potomac River Guide


The Potomac River Guide has details on more than 600 historic and recreation sites along the Nation's River. To start exploring, visit our interactive maps or browse the sites.

Interactive Maps

The Lower Potomac

The Potomac Estuary

Mount Vernon to Reagan Airport

Mall Area

Georgetown to Great Falls

Potomac Piedmont

Upper Potomac

The North Branch

Boat Ramps

Monitoring Sites

Bridges and Ferries

Cruises and Charters


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A freight train derailed on an historic bridge at Harpers Ferry, W.Va., in December, forcing the closure of a pedestrian footbridge across the Potomac. Photo: National Park Service.