Federal Government Shutdown:
During the federal government shutdown, C&O Canal will remain open. However, there will be no visitor services, and hazardous or dangerous conditions may exist. Emergency information may be shared on Facebook and Twitter accounts; call 911 for emergencies.
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.