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Dickerson Whitewater Course
Maryland Recreation Site
Potomac Whitewater Racing Center maintains and operates a world-class canoe and kayak training facility in the outflow canal of the NRG Dickerson Generating Station. The course is the only year-round, warm water artificial training course in the U.S. that can be used year-round. Approximately 40 athletes train on the site and compete in the National Championships and U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Several atheletes who use the facility have become World Champions, Olympic Medalists, and World Cup Medalists.
The racing center also has maintained year-round whitewater training gates at the Feeder Canal near Lock 6 on the C&O Canal in Bethesda, Md., and has a "learn to kayak" camp for kids.