Plan Your Visit


Plan Your Visit

  • NPS App Logo
    NPS App

    Start planning your trip to Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park with the NPS App!

  • Ranger and visitor conversing.
    Basic Information

    Learn about operating hours, fees, permits and reservations, and more.

  • Sign reading
    Directions and Transportation

    The park has many entrances and multiple visitor centers.

  • Trail and caution construction area
    Park Projects

    Active and on-going construction through the canal.

  • Williamsport Railroad Trail
    Current Conditions

    Current and up-to-date information on rivers and trails conditions

  • Lockhouse 25
    Eating and Sleeping

    Will you stay in a near by canal town, reserved campground or hiker-biker camp site? Discover your options here!

  • Monocacy Aqueduct
    Places To Go

    C&O Canal has many different canal features: aqueducts, bridges, lockhouses, locks, tunnels, and more!

  • Canal boat over aqueduct
    Things To Do

    C&O Canal offers many recreational opportunities including biking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and more.

  • Canal boat at Conococheague Aqueduct
    Photos and Media

    Check out breathtaking photos, videos, and mobile tours, as well our social media accounts.

  • Cushwa Basin covered by snow

    Safety is the key to a great trip to C&O Canal! Be prepared for weather and wildlife.

  • Towpath Mile 40

    Everyone is welcome at C&O Canal. Find out how to have an accessible visit.


Last updated: March 17, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

142 W. Potomac St.
Williamsport, MD 21795



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