We paddle the rivers, lakes, marshes, and bays in the Washington, D.C., area.  We get up close and personal with beautiful scenery and wildlife, we see things from the water that are not visible any other way, and we enjoy the special happiness -- a magical combination of tranquility and exhilaration --  that comes from being on the water.  Some of us paddle for the exercise, some to watch birds, some to reduce tension, and some to socialize.  But we all enjoy kayaking, and enjoy doing it together.

We don't do whitewater kayaking (other than occasional small rapids), but we paddle in a variety of conditions ranging from total calm to big waves.  Some of our trips are suitable for beginners and some are not -- but we welcome newcomers, so if you're interested in flat water kayaking, check us out!

 

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  • Yesterday · 6:00 PM

    Happy Hour Meet and Greet

    7 Washington-area kayakers

    Please join us for a casual happy hour. This is always a laid-back affair, usually attended by some of the club's regulars paddlers. Maybe have dinner, drink a beer, or... Learn more
  • February 4 · 6:00 PM

    Georgetown launch site meeting

    7 Washington-area kayakers | 5.00 | 12 Photos

    If you care about launching your kayak in Georgetown, please come to this meeting. The National Park Service is planning to build new kayak launch sites in Georgetown,... Learn more
  • February 3 · 6:00 PM

    Happy Hour Meet and Greet

    7 Washington-area kayakers | 5.00

    Please join us for a casual happy hour. This is always a laid-back affair, usually attended by some of the club's regulars paddlers. Maybe have dinner, drink a beer, or... Learn more
  • February 1 · 8:30 AM

    Pool Class with Fairfax County Parks

    5 Washington-area kayakers

    Just another friendly reminder about this wonderful program run by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The class provides two really super rolling teachers, Tom and Dan.... Learn more
  • January 25 · 12:00 PM

    Paddle from Riley's Lock

    8 Washington-area kayakers | 5.00 | 19 Photos

    Sunday should be a bit warmer -- high of 43 -- so let's paddle up the Potomac from Riley's Lock. We will launch at noon and paddle for about four hours. This is for the... Learn more
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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