• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Our Staff & Offices

Administration of the federal role in development and management of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network is delegated to a full-time superintendent, with administrative and project support from staff in park, regional and program offices.

For more information, contact:

Superintendent

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Office

National Park Service

Post Office Box B

Harpers Ferry WV 25425

304-535-4014 or e-mail us

or

Office of Communications

National Capital Region

1100 Ohio Drive S.W.

Washington DC 20242

202-619-7222

Did You Know?

Canal boat exiting lock 20

Most freight boats on the C&O Canal were approximately 95 feet long and 14.5 feet wide while most locks were 100 feet long and 15 feet wide. This left boat captains little margin for error as they steered their boats into the locks, trying to avoid the $5.00 fine for damaging lock masonry.