Protecting the Canal since 1954

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association is an independent, all-volunteer citizens organization established in 1954 to help conserve the natural and historical environment of the C&O Canal and the Potomac River Basin. The association works with the National Park Service in its efforts to preserve and promote the 184-mile towpath.
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Annual meeting will be virtual March 20

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The C&O Canal Association annual meeting will be held 2 p.m. March 20. Because of the pandemic, the meeting will be virtual. The meeting will use Zoom video conference software.…

Paw Paw Construction and Closure

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National Park Service will begin work to improve safety near the Paw Paw Tunnel on Nov. 25 Through hikers and bicyclists will use bypass trail until mid-2022  Chesapeake & Ohio…
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A big thanks to volunteers from the C&O Canal Association who are in the process of updating all of the bulletin board posters in the park! They are also cleaning and touch-up painting the bulletin boards. With around 60 bulletin boards across the park, this is a huge help! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Old Log Wall in Carderock needs some love too. The problem with the wall has been diagnosed and repairs priced out. All that's needed is to just fix it and refill the empty miles of canal below it.

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