Paw Paw Tunnel Towpath Open
The rockslide at Paw Paw Tunnel towpath has been cleared. The towpath is now open for hikers and bikers.
Georgetown Boat Rides Suspended
Boat rides at Georgetown are suspended until further notice. For a mule-drawn boat ride please contact Great Falls Tavern.
Preserving and protecting the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the park is a vital part of the C&O Canals mission. As park visitors, you play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the park and its history. Thank you all very much for your continued efforts of preservation, protection, and enjoyment of park resources.
Did You Know?
There are several gold mines in the Great Falls area. The largest of these is the Maryland Mine located at the intersection of Falls Road and MacArthur Boulevard near Potomac, Maryland. Gold was first discovered here by a Union soldier from Pennsylvania during the Civil War.