Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2014 Season!  Check back in the spring when we open up for 2015.


Paddle Nights on the Anacostia

Come discover your Anacostia by joining AWS in the FREE Paddle Nights on the Anacostia Program this summer!  AWS is hosting 25 free Paddle Nights this year to celebrate our 25th anniversary as an organization.   AWS provides the canoes, life jackets, paddles and safety lesson.

Paddle Night Details

Each event starts at 5:00 and runs until 7:30.  The events are first-come first-served, so come early for the best chance of getting out on the water.  Please register on our calendar HERE. Registration does not guarantee that there will be a boat available, but it does allow us to inform you of any changes or cancellations due to weather.   A cancellation due to weather will be made no later than 10am the day of the event.

Canoes are available at all locations; Kayaks are available only at Bladensburg Waterfront Park and Ballpark Boathouse.

If you have never paddled before, don’t worry!  Our instructors will help you learn:

·       Basic boating safety

·       Introductory paddling technique

·       Elementary maneuvering

If you have a group of 8 or more people interested in learning, schedule a guided tour with one of our instructors. Please use our online contact form to submit a request, include your phone number, the names (and e-mail addresses) of those wishing to participate, and any dates you prefer for the class. AWS cannot guarantee availability on requested dates but will work with your group to find the right fit. 

 For more information, email or call 301-699-6204 ext. 112.








For the 2014 season, we were proud to host Paddle Nights at five locations (location links open map in new window):

Download the flyer and full schedule here!





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