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  C&O Canal Association

Protecting the canal since 1954

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C&O Canal Association is an all-volunteer citizens organization established in 1954 to help conserve of the natural and historical environment of the C&O Canal and the Potomac River Basin. Find us on Facebook The association works with the National Park Service in its efforts to preserve and promote the 184-mile towpath.

Upcoming Events

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Park fee increases take effect June 1.

New edition of Thomas Hahn's towpath guide is now available.

Association favors Low Density Alternative for Georgetown non-motorized boathouse zone

Association receives $15,000 matching grant to support repairs to Cumberland canal boat.

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