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Big Bend of South Branch

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Deep within the canyon of The Smoke Hole, in Grant County, the Big Bend of the South Branch of the Potomac River loops to within 20 yards of itself, forming a circular run that's popular among canoeists and inner-tube fanatics. A calm river in summer and autumn, the South Branch at the bend offers some small rapids, but the real pleasure of a leisurely tube through the bend is the ever-changing panorama of towering rocks and mountain peaks. A National Forest Service campground with facilities is also located at the bend.

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