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.
The bookstores of the C&O Canal are maintained by our cooperating association Eastern National. Books may be purchased at park visitor centers or online. Visitor center hours and book selections vary. For more information, please click on the Eastern National link. To call Eastern National and order books, please call: 1-877-NAT-PARK.
Did You Know?
Transporting goods and people by canal dates back to antiquity. The lock gates used on the C&O Canal were an adaptation of a design by Leonardo DaVinci in the late 1400's. Until the advent of the railroad, water travel was far superior to land travel.