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Playspots

Over the past nine years we have worked with various "river consultants" to compile this data on local playspots. We regularly verify and update the data since the river is always changing. We are sorry that we do not provide locations for the spots on our website. Although incomplete, there is a map on the AW website that shows some of the spots. We strongly recommend hooking up with a local paddler who is familiar with the playspots and the river levels. By doing this you will be able to get better information from which you can decide for yourself about your safety and enjoyment. We are not trying to be your mommy. However, there have been incidents in the past where paddlers got in over their heads. This may not apply to you but does apply to someone. We don't want to accidentally mislead anyone about safety. Thus, we err on the side of caution. It really is a better idea to get your info from a person rather than the web. That way you have a better chance of evaluating it's reliability. If you don't know anyone in the area you can always post on Paddle Prattle or just go down to Anglers parking lot and look for boaters.




Low High Name Description
2.5' 4.2' Wet Bottom A powerful pour-over. ...
2.5'? 2.9' Horseshoe Wave aka Snodgrass This wave is a lot of fun for surfing. ...
2.5'? 2.9' Portage Waves aka Fishladder Rapid Waves A set of surfable waves and a boofing rock.
2.5'? 3.2'? Maryland Lines of Great Falls You run three drops Pummel, Pencil Sharpener or Z-turn, then Horseshoe. ...
2.5'? 3.2'? SOS A fun wave with no line in the eddy. ...
2.5'? 4.0' Maryland Chute A very popular wave hole. ...
2.57'? 3.3' Bloody Good A large powerful pour-over that can be played in if your good enough and crazy enough. ...
2.7' 3.0' Annie's A very sticky pour-over hole where you can get trashed. ...
2.7' 3.0' O-Deck 3 Another sketchy pour-over hole.
2.7' 4.2' Virginia Chute Wave At higher levels it's a wave. ...
2.8'? 3.0'? Virginia Lines of Great Falls You run the entrance rapid, S-Bend, then the Spout. ...
3.3' 3.6' O-Deck 3 A Fast Breaking Wave, good for longer boats.
3.3'? 3.8'? Center Lines of Great Falls You run Grace, the ledges down to the Fingers, then the Fingers. ...
3.6' 3.8' O-Deck 1 A Powerful Wave, good for longer boats.
3.6' 3.9' S-Turn At higher levels it's a playable wave, at lower levels it's a powerful wave hole. ...
3.9' 4.1' Portage Hole aka Simon Says "Portage is just upstream of the Fishladder confluence. ...
3.9' 4.8' Rocky Island Waves Four large, fun waves that are a favorite surf-spot for the long boaters.
3.9'? 3.9'? Secret Spot A fun little pour-over hole with easy eddy service. ...
3.9'? 5.5'? Fishladder of Great Falls You run five slides. ...
4.1' 4.8' Center Chute Ledge (Main Hole) A pour-over/wave hole that will serve up loops, spins, and cartwheels.
4.2' 4.4' Fish Counter A powerful hole.
4.2' 5.4' Offut Waves Three fun waves. ...
4.20?' 4.33?' Center Chute Ledge (Smaller Hole) This little hole is fast and shallow, but if you've got the nerve, at the right levels, you can cartwheel up a storm. ...
4.5' 6.0' Tight Quarters Not for the faint of heart, it's a dangerous place to play!
4.8' 5.2' Gil's Hole (Lower) A small wave hole with easy eddy service.
4.9' 5.4' Gil's Hole (Upper) A diagonal wave hole, thats not as good as it used to be. ...
4.9' 5.9' Pump House Wave aka Pudding Pops A wide fast glassy green wave. ...
5.1' 5.?' Don't Ask Don't Tell A fun wave, you can spin, . ...
5.2-' 7.1' Center Chute Hole One of the premier features on the Potomac. ...
5.3' 6.4' Rodeo Zone Big fast somewhat chaotic waves. ...
6.0' 6.7' Rocha Motel Ooh very scary.
6.0' 7.6' Skull Island Wave Fun wave for longer boats.
6.0' 8.5' Little Falls Rollers
6.1-' 6.6' Dave's Wave Three fast bouncy chaotic waves. ...
6.4' 8.0' Showcase Another great wave in a dangerous spot.
6.7' 6.9' Shoulder Snapper aka Sweetie-pie Wave Very powerful, VERY STICKY, pour-over. ...
6.7' 6.9' Super Dave
6.8' 7.5' Corner Hole aka Fudgepacker This is a really fun powerful wave hole. ...
7.0' 8.2' Sweetie-pie Wave Above seven feet Sweetie-pie becomes a surfable wave. ...
7.2' 8.2' Last Supper YIKES
7.2' 8.6' Elbow Wave The wave on river right as the river makes a right turn in the Gorge. ...
7.3' 8.8' Dead Cow Hole This is a really fun, wide, wave hole with a really big service eddy.
7.9' 8.8' Butt Hole aka Bud Hole A fast and fun hole. ...
8.0' 9.5' Pencil Sharpener
8.0' ?.??' Zambezi Wave YIKES. ...
8.5' 9.5' Eraser
9.3' 9.8' Mad World aka Round the Corner

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NOTICE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK

Paddling can be physically demanding and/or dangerous. Paddlers take personal responsibility for their personal safety. Potomac Paddlers' listings and photographs of locations are provided without recommendation or judgment about the safety or danger when visiting such locations. Each paddler must personally assume the risks involved in paddling, which could involve serious injury or death.

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