Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park | EDWARDS FERRY BOAT RAMP

Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park


Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp is located at Mile 30.9 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath. See the Boat Ramps web page for an interactive location map.

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.


Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp is located on the same property as Lock and Lockhouse 25. To get to the ramp, take Edwards Ferry Road all the way to the end, passing the lock and lockhouse on the way. This is the straightest boat ramp that I saw on the canal. The road literally just ends at the Potomac River. There is a ten-space parking area for vehicles and trailers fifty yards or so prior to the ramp.

Like all boat ramps within Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, there is no usage fee.

View downriver of the Potomac from Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp at Mile 30.9 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath

View downriver of the Potomac from Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp at Mile 30.9 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath

View upriver of the Potomac from Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp at Mile 30.9 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath

View upriver of the Potomac from Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp at Mile 30.9 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath

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Last updated on June 4, 2024
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