Join your Upper Potomac Riverkeeper for this one-of-a-kind beautiful and scenic river section of the South Branch Potomac, the Trough! The Trough is a 6-mile-long wooded gorge carved by the South Branch Potomac River with cliff faces almost 2,000 feet tall, situated in the Allegheny Mountains. The Trough is a prime breeding ground for bald eagles because of the limited access, clear water, and rugged mountain terrain. During your trip you will experience some fast rapids and deep pools perfect for swimming. We will stop and enjoy the scenery for lunch, a swim, and a wave at the passengers of the Potomac Eagle Scenic Train. Don't forget to wave at the passengers of the Potomac Eagle Scenic Train.You will marvel at the beauty and enjoy the seclusion of the Trough.

Add to the experience and make lasting memories by camping just downriver at the Wapocoma Campground Saturday night. The campground features full-service bath houses and a general store for those last-minute camping supplies. But don’t forget to call ahead and reserve your spot.

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