National Historic Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Dog Policy

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []

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.

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Trail Policy

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.

Campground Policy

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
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Location & Map

West Virginia
District of Columbia
Potomac River

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