Frequently Asked Questions
This information is provided for general reference. Please contact the park directly for specific park information.
Permits and Reservations
Dogs are allowed in most park areas, but are required to keep their humans on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length. Some areas, such as Billy Goat Trail A, are closed to pets. Service animals are permitted without exception.
Contact the U.S. Park Police at 202-610-7500.
FAQs about Canal History
When did the Canal become a National Park?
How many acres is the Park?
When did the government acquire the Canal?
What is the condition of the Canal today?
When was construction started?
When was the Canal completed
What were the years of operation?
What was the cost of the Canal?
How many years did it take to build the Canal?
How long is the Canal?
How deep is the Canal?
How wide is the Canal?
How wide is the towpath?
What is the distance in elevation end to end on the canal?
How many locks are on the Canal?
How many dams were built along the Canal to divert river water into the inlets?
How many aqueducts were built along the Canal?
How many culverts were built along the Canal?