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Violetts Lock

Canoe/Kayak Access Point

Gravel parking lot has space for up to 20 vehicles. Access to the river is across the canal. This is a popular take-out point for kayaks and canoes coming down the Potomac. It is also a starting point for a round-trip across the river above the dam, down the old Patowmack Canal on the Virginia side, then back across the river and return via the canal.

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Contact Information
National Park Service
Violettes Lock Road
Darnestown MD 20874
301-739-4200
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