Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park | BOAT RAMPS


NOTE: Sections of the towpath, locks and other historical structures, trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps, and visitor centers are constantly being closed due to damage and/or repair. When planning an adventure within Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, make sure that areas you plan to visit are open by checking the National Park Service’s official Current Park Conditions web page.

The following is a list of boat ramps and canoe launches within Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Boat Ramps are suitable for launching both trailer- and hand-launched watercraft, while canoe launches can only accommodate hand-launched watercraft. Boat Ramps launch into the Potomac River or into a tributary that leads to the Potomac. Canoe launches may be along the river or the C&O Canal itself, depending on the location. There is no usage fee.

Note: Mile markers just like those on highways are located along the C&O Canal towpath. The 0 Mile point is in Georgetown in Washington, D. C., and the canal’s terminus is at Mile 184.5 in Cumberland, Maryland.

3.2 Fletcher’s Cove Canoe Launch River and Canal
5 Lock 5 Canoe Launch Canal
8.8 Lock 10 Canoe Launch River and Canal
12.3 Angler’s Canoe Launch River
14.4 Great Falls Canoe Launch River and Canal
16.7 Lock 21 Canoe Launch Canal
19.7 Lock 22 Canoe Launch River and Canal
22 Lock 23 Canoe Launch Canal
22.7 Seneca Landing Boat Ramp Seneca Creek
27 Sycamore Landing Canoe Launch River
30.9 Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp River
42.2 Monocacy Boat Ramp Monocacy River
44.6 Nolands Ferry Boat Ramp River
48.4 Point of Rocks Boat Ramp River
50.8 Lander Boat Ramp River
55 Lock 30 Boat Ramp River
61.5 Lock 34 Canoe Launch River
64.9 Dargan Bend Boat Ramp River
76.8 Snyders Landing Boat Ramp River
80.9 Taylors Landing Boat Ramp River
85.5 Big Slackwater Boat Ramp River
99.5 Williamsport Potomac Park Boat Ramp River
108.9 Four Locks Boat Ramp River
110.4 McCoys Ferry Boat Ramp River
124.4 Little Tonoloway Boat Ramp River
140.9 Fifteenmile Creek Boat Ramp River
150 Bond’s Landing Boat Ramp River
173.3 Spring Gap Boat Ramp River

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Last updated on June 1, 2024
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