Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Dog Policy
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park is Dog Friendly
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park covers over 184 miles, and preserves the canal that helped transport coal, lumber, and agricultural products to market. The park offers a number of opportunities for recreation and viewing history and nature.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park is mostly dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on most trails while on a leash, but they are not allowed inside in any buildings.
Dogs are allowed on many trails while on a leash no longer than 6'. They are not allowed on Billy Goat Trail section A (which would be very difficult for dogs to traverse anyway) and on the boardwalk to Great Falls.
Dogs are allowed in most campgrounds while on a leash. Some of the campgrounds in the park are:
|Campground||Dogs Allowed?||# Dog Friendly Sites||Equipment|
|Antietam Creek Campsite||Yes||20||Tent||Reservations/Info|
|Fifteen Mile Creek Campsite||Yes||10||RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Marsden Tract Group Campsite||Yes||6||Tent||Reservations/Info|
|Mccoy's Ferry Campground||Yes||13||RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Paw Paw Tunnel Campsite||Yes||10||Tent||Reservations/Info|
|Spring Gap Campground||Yes||14||RV, Tent, Trailer||Reservations/Info|
|Campground details from Recreation.gov|
Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.
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