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The Potomac River in Maryland offers excellent fishing opportunities for species such as smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, catfish, and shad. Popular nearby activities include hiking, biking, and camping. Fishing tips include using soft plastic baits for bass and cut bait for catfish. The best time to visit is in the spring and fall when temperatures are mild, averaging around 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer can be hot and humid, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Winter can also be productive for fishing, but temperatures can drop below freezing.

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Nearby Camping & Amenities

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Fort Belvoir Travel and RV Camp 52 132 ft
Louise F. Cosca Regional Park 23 223 ft
Pohick Bay Regional Park 150 126 ft
Oak Ridge - Prince William Forest Park Numerous 364 ft
Burke Lake Park Numerous 327 ft
Prince William Forest RV Campground 24 270 ft
Bull Run Regional Park Numerous 156 ft
Andrews AFB Military Numerous 269 ft
Cedarville State Forest 27 198 ft
Lake Fairfax Numerous 321 ft

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Fort Stevens Recreation Center

Fort Stevens Recreation Center is a popular destination in the state of District-of-Columbia. It offers a variety of activities and amenities for visitors to enjoy, including basketball courts, tennis courts, a playground, and a swimming pool. There are also several points of interest to see, such as the historic Fort Stevens and the nearby Rock Creek Park. One of the most interesting facts about the area is that Fort Stevens was the site of a Civil War battle in 1864, which was the only time that the capital was attacked during the war. Today, visitors can explore the fort and ...