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Chopawamsic Creek is a tributary stream of the Potomac River in Prince Williammarker and Staffordmarker counties, Virginiamarker. Chopawamsic Creek is formed by the confluence of the North and South Branches Chopawamsic Creek and empties into the Potomac River south of Quanticomarker at the Marine Corps Base Quanticomarker's Air Station. Breckenridge Reservoirmarker lies at the stream's confluence with the North and South Branches. Along with its North Branch, Chopawamsic Creek forms part of the boundary between Prince William and Stafford counties.

Variant names

The Board on Geographic Names decided upon Chopawamsic Creek as the stream's official name in 1891. Previously, it had been known by the following names according to the Geographic Names Information System:
  • Chapanamsick Creek
  • Chapawansick Creek
  • Chapowamsic Creek
  • Chipawanic Swamp
  • Chipawansic Creek
  • Chippowamsick Creek
  • Chopawansick Creek
  • Chopowamsic Creek


Tributary streams are listed from source to mouth.

  • North Branch Chopawamsic Creek
    • Middle Branch Chopawamsic Creek
  • South Branch Chopawamsic Creek

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