Natural Features & Ecosystems

The C&O Canal stands out as a National Historical Park not only due to the history it preserves, but also due to the large amount of unique natural features contained within its boundaries. As visitors traverse the different areas of the Park, they have an opportunity to experience a wide diversity of ecosystems, natural communities, geologic formations, and waterways that the C&O Canal contains and protects.

View of the Potomac River
Potomac River

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Mailing Address:

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740


(301) 739-4200
This phone number is answered Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

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