Fee Increase

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Date: May 12, 2015
Contact: John Noel, (301) 714-2201

HAGERSTOWN, Md. –Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) will charge increased entrance, amenity and camping fees beginning June 1, 2015, only in locations where fees currently are collected.

Entrance Fees

Collected at Great Falls, Maryland Only


Starting June 1

Annual Pass*



Vehicle Rate



Motorcycle Rate



Per Person Rate



*The reciprocal fee agreement with Great Falls Park, Virginia will remain in place for the annual park pass.

Entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or holders of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Senior, Access or Military Passes. These passes may be obtained at the park. In addition, the park offers at least six fee-free days per year.

Amenity Fees


Starting June 1

Drive In Campgrounds (Single Tent Sites)



Drive-In Group Campgrounds



Carderock Group Picnic Pavilion (Mon-Thurs)



Carderock Group Picnic Pavilion (Fri-Sun &federal holidays)



"We would like to thank all the members of the public who took time to express their thoughts and opinions in person and online over the past few months. We have seen the great passion we all share for this park," C&O Canal Superintendent Kevin Brandt said."These fees collected here, stay here and are put to work improving facilities and services important to visitors and our neighbors who enjoy the great historical, natural and recreational resources at C&O Canal."

In the fall of 2014, the National Park Service conducted a nationwide review of entrance fees. To solicit public input, C&O Canal launched a civic engagement campaign in January and February 2015. This decision reflects public comment received during that outreach.


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Last updated: May 16, 2015

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