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 »
Interpretive Ranger Programs
Each year the C&O Canal National Historical Park offers a variety of ranger-led programs and visitor activities throughout the park. Please review the following information for a summary of activities and programs by park location.
Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center
· Canal Boat Rides
· Ranger or Volunteer led Hikes, Bikes, Walks
· Rileys Lockhouse
Lander Lockhouse Open House
Williamsport Visitor Center
· Lockhouse 44
Paw Paw Tunnel Tours
Did You Know?
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...