Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park | SENECA LANDING BOAT RAMP

Seneca Landing Boat Ramp

Seneca Landing Boat Ramp


The Seneca Landing Boat Ramp is located at Mile 22.7 on the C&O 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.


Just up the road from Lock 24 and the Seneca Creek Aqueduct on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is a boat ramp that launches into Seneca Creek. This is actually a Montgomery County park, not part of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, but you could hit a golf ball to it from the aqueduct, that’s how close the two parks are to one another.

You can paddle or motorboat on the creek, which is pretty wide, or head to the Potomac River. I’m not sure if you can get a motorboat under the aqueduct bridge due to the possibility of lingering debris, but you can certainly paddle or float your way through. There is a large parking lot at the ramp that is capable of accommodating vehicles with boat trailers.

View of Seneca Creek towards the aqueduct and the Potomac River

View of Seneca Creek towards the aqueduct and the Potomac River

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Last updated on April 24, 2020
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