Water Pump Handles Temporarily Removed
Evitts Creek Hiker-Biker Campground water pump handle has been removed due to bad water samples. Handles will be reinstalled when good water samples are received.
Parking Lot Closure
CSX is now beginning a phase of their bridge project that requires the closure of the Lock 74 parking lot for approximatly 18 months. Access to visitor parking near Lock 75 is now re-opened with a gravel parking lot at the site.
Boat Rides at Great Falls
Regularly scheduled tour times for the mule-drawn canal boat at Great Falls have changed. In July and August 2014 tours will be offered Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00, 1:30 and 3:00. More »
Plan a Field Trip
Education programs are offered throughout the park. To schedule a program please call the specified visitor center. All programs can be adapted to grades other than those listed.
For curriculum materials please click here.
Restrooms, bus parking, and picnic tables are provided at each location.
Great Falls, 301-767-3714
Educational Fee Waivers are available for entrance into Great Falls. Click here to download the form.
Canal Boat Rides
Grades K-12 1 hour $5 per person
Ask if a Meet the Mule program can be added before or after the boat ride.
Life on a Canal Boat
Erosion - Teacher-led program
Cumberland Visitor Center Tour
Boat Replica Tour of "The Cumberland"
Paw Paw Tunnel Tour
NOTE: Students must carry a flashlight and wear sturdy close-toed shoes.
Paw Paw Tunnel Trail
Bridging the Watershed
Did You Know?
Our park partners--the C&O Canal Trust and the C&O Canal Association--offer scholarships to schools to pay for buses. More...