Mattawoman Creek, Potomac River, Washington, DC
If you're near Washington, DC, and you want to boat on Potomac River, we'd recommend dropping anchor just off Mattawoman Creek. You're right across from Tim's Rivershore, if you're in the mood for a little more action and some local fare (definitely worth stopping by!), but you'll find this area to be a peaceful contrast. The water gets shallow as you get close to the shore, so drop anchor and bob around in the secluded flat water. Launch from nearby Leesylvania State Park.