Basic Information

The Potomac River flowing calmly on a misty day.
Current Conditions

River and towpath information.

Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center in autumn reflecting in the watered canal.
Visitor Center Hours and Seasons

Seven visitor centers are spread over the 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal. Each has separate hours and seasons.

Great Falls of the Potomac on a misty day.
Fees and Pass information

Entrance fees are collected at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center entrance of the canal.



Recreation Guide by Milepost

Sortable data table contains a listing of services by location.
MileLocationBike servicesBoat rampBoat rentalsCamping - Fee AreaCamping - TentCanal quartersCanoe/Kayak rampFee AreaFoodGroceriesLodgingParkingPicnic tablesRestroomsVisitor CenterWaterMileLocation

Last updated: September 18, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

142 W. Potomac St.
Williamsport, MD 21795



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