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The Great Falls of the Potomac

Rating: 4/5
Confirmation: NPS, Visual
State: Maryland/Viginia Border
County: Montgomery
General Location: On the Potomac River just north of I-495
Lat/Long: 38.99861 -77.25417
Google Map Link: map
Topographical Map Link: none
Description/Notes: Probably the best known waterfall for hundreds of miles, this falls located just outside of Washington D.C. is located on the Potomac river. Access is via NPS land on either the Maryland or Virginia sides of the river, although the Virginia side offers better views for people with dogs, as dogs are not allowed in some areas on the Maryland side. Consult the National Park Service  website  for the park for more information. A very popular site due to its proximity to Washington, expect heavy crowds on weekends, speaking many, many tongues, which is interesting in itself, and a reason for people photographers to consider the falls. It is also a pay area. There are a number of falls and cascades listed by USGS in the area, most of which seem to be submerged most of the year.

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