Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park | PICNIC AREAS


NOTE: Sections of the towpath, locks and other historical structures, 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.

There are eighteen picnic areas within Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park that are accessible by vehicle. For those hiking or biking the towpath, additional picnic tables may be available at lockhouses and the thirty-one Hiker-Biker Campsites along the canal.

For complete information on each picnic area, see the following web pages. (Mileposts similar to those on highways denote mileage along the towpath. The 0 Mile point is Georgetown).

3.2 Fletcher’s Cove
10.4 Carderock
14.4 Great Falls Tavern
16.6 Swains Lock
22.7 Seneca Creek Aqueduct
42.2 Monocacy Aqueduct
44.6 Nolands Ferry
55 Lock 30
64.9 Dargan Bend
84.4 Big Slackwater
99.5 Williamsport Potomac Park
108.9 Four Locks
110.4 McCoys Ferry
124.4 Little Tonoloway
140.9 Fifteenmile Creek
150 Bonds Landing
156.2 Paw Paw Tunnel
173.3 Spring Gap

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Last updated on June 26, 2024
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