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Offutt Island Crags
A short distance downstream from the Angler's Inn put-in, paddlers reach Offutt Island, on the right side of which is a Class 2 rapid.

These crags are on the eastern end of the island, and I found some enjoyable scrambling in the Class 4 and easy Class 5 range. Harder opportunities exist. The climbs are about 50'.

Offutt Island is non-NPS land, but there are no signs on it indicating that it is private property.

This view is from the Potomac River.

C&O Canal National Historical Park, MD-- August 2010


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CarolfoasiaOffutt Island

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"Offutt Island is non-NPS land, but there are no signs on it indicating that it is private property."

It is non-NPS, but it was taken over by the Nature Conservancy in Maryland a few years ago: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5154768510454899270

I read on the site that they do not allow people on it. I was hoping to go since my husband's ancestors used to own it! (Offutts). We were in DC in July and didn't even know that that place was so close. I hope to go next time!
Posted Aug 14, 2012 9:46 am

Bob SihlerRe: Offutt Island

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Thanks for the information. I will do some looking into it soon. If it is indeed privately owned, they ought to make it more apparent, for I have seen people on the island a number of times.
Posted Aug 25, 2012 12:47 pm

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