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McCoys Ferry Campground Temporarily Closed

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Date: April 6, 2011

 

C&O Canal National Historical Park   News Release

April 4, 2011
For Immediate Release
Daniel Filer (301) 714-2218

McCoy's Ferry Campground Closure


Clear Spring, Maryland –  McCoy's Ferry Campground will be closing at 11 am on Friday, April 15, 2011, in preparation for the C&O Canal Pride Days volunteer event at the site.  The campground will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.  Volunteers will be working with park staff to improve the camping facility.  Improvements will include new grills, fire rings, picnic tables, and additional parking.

If interested in assisting the park as a volunteer at the Saturday, April 16 th  event from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, please contact Jeff Hutman with the C&O Canal Trust, the park's official partner, by telephone at 301-745-8889 or by e-mail at hutman@canaltrust.org.

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Did You Know?

Photo of park rangers interpreting building the canal.

Canal historians estimate approximately 35,000 laborers helped dig the canal as well as build aqueducts, culverts, locks, lock houses, etc. It took 22 years to build the canal from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, MD. Much of the workforce were immigrants from Ireland and western Europe. More...