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Contact: Shaun Lehmann, (301) 767-3703
HAGERSTOWN, Md. –The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park has transitioned to an online reservation system for its two group recreation fee sites in Montgomery County, Maryland: the Carderock Picnic Pavilion and Marsden Tract Group Campground.The new reservation system will simplify the process for groups who will now be able to instantly access calendars to check availability and access detailed information about the facilities.
As of May 6, 2015, reservations for these two sites will be taken via www.recreation.gov at the following links:
C&O Canal NHP stretches 184.5 mile from Georgetown to Cumberland, MD. The C&O Canal was constructed over 22 years and operated from 1850-1924 as a water route for hauling coal, lumber, and other goods. The C&O Canal became a National Monument in 1961, thanks in part to the efforts of concerned citizens who sought to preserve the canal environment, and in 1971 the C&O Canal became a National Historical Park. Today, the entire 184.5 mile long towpath is open to visitors.For more information visitwww.nps.gov/choh.
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.