• Historic Shot of Canal Boat on the Canal

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    National Historical Park DC,MD,WV

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  • Towpath Reroute!

    6/14/14- Towpath breach at MM 106, just below Dam #5. Towpath Detour in place (this detour does not leave park property). Please be aware of possible towpath hazards due to heavy rains.

  • Water Pump Handles Temporarily Removed

    Purslane Run, Stickpile, Evitts Creek Hiker-Biker Campgrounds and Paw Paw Campground water pump handles have been removed due to bad water samples. Handles will be installed 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. Please call the Visitor Center for more info: 301-767-3714. More »

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 04/06/2013, 04/20/2013, 04/27/2013, 05/18/2013

    Location: varies

C&O Canal Pride Days is the largest volunteer event in the park and is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and show pride for our neighborhood national park while raising awareness of its ongoing stewardship needs.

Join us for the 6th annual C&O Canal Pride Days this spring! A wide variety of projects along the canal are scheduled to take place over three weekends:

Saturday, April 6:  Potomac River Watershed Cleanup 
     (multiple locations, in conjunction with the Alice Ferguson Foundation)

Saturday, April 20:  Great Falls

Saturday, April 27:  Williamsport

Saturday, May 18:  Spring Gap Campground

Advanced registration is required and will open in 2013. Contact Becky Curtis at curtis@canaltrust.org or call 301-745-8889 for more information.