Welcome to the AMC Potomac Chapter
We are the southernmost of 12 regional AMC chapters supporting outdoor and conservation activities in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and beyond.
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Mattawoman Creek is a tidal fresh Potomac River tributary just 30 miles south of Washington, but a world away. You can launch in Mattingly Park, Indian Head, MD, and paddle up the creek into a wide streamlined with green tidal marshes. Soon you pass Gravel Island and Sand Island, spoil mounds left by dredging. TheseContinue reading “Places to Paddle: A Beautiful Chesapeake Creek at the Tipping Point”
As the smallest campground in Shenandoah, Lewis Mountain offers quiet campsites, cozy cabins and a camp store. But did you know Lewis Mountain was once a segregated campground in accordance with Jim Crow laws in Virginia? Join Ranger Claire Comer to hear the complex stories of Lewis Mountain and the desegregation of Shenandoah National Park.Continue reading “Conservation Conversations: The History of Lewis Mountain in Shenandoah National Park”
Here in the mid-Atlantic region, we are blessed with a wide diversity of places we can paddle, from whitewater rivers which will challenge experts to seemingly endless tidal creeks snaking around saltwater marshes and everything in-between. In addition, we are fortunate to have a growing number of water trails being established and mapped, again acrossContinue reading “Places to Paddle”