NOTICE: With the enactment of the continuing resolution, the National Park Service is preparing to resume regular operations though the schedule for individual parks may vary depending on staff size and complexity of operations. Many parks which have been accessible throughout the lapse in appropriations remain accessible with basic services. Visitors should contact individual parks or visit park websites for the latest information opening schedules and accessibility and visitor services. Some parks which have been closed throughout the lapse in appropriations may not reopen immediately.
The C&O Canal National Historic Park preserves the remains of the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal as well as valuable wild spaces along the Potomac River shoreline from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, MD. The Canal’s entire 185-mile long towpath is restored, open to hikers and bikers year ‘round and is accessible from many points in Frederick County including the Mouth of Monocacy Road near Dickerson, Nolands Ferry, Point of Rocks, Lander and Brunswick. The C&O Canal National Historic Park Visitor's Center in Brunswick shares the building with the Brunswick Railroad Museum. Mule-drawn canal boat and replica launch boat tours are offered at Great Falls, MD, and in Williamsport, MD. Call 301-767-3714 or visit the website for more information.
Camping is only allowed in designated sites. Please register vehicle if leaving at a C&O Canal parking lot.