May 30, 2017

C&O Canal – Big SlackWater


TransparentSign85.5March 31, 2014 the WooFDriver and the WooFPAK went on a Mushing Tour of the C&O Canal Towpath in the area of Big Slackwater. Big Slackwater area runs from mileposts 84-89, downstream from the old McMahon’s Mill. At this point canal boats entered the river using pools behind the dams instead of digging the canal through the rocky cliffs along the river. For over 15 years this section of the towpath was unusable due to the flooding in 1996, but after two years of construction by the National Park Service the towpath is now complete again!

Canal Trust Website to learn more about this area

Please enjoy this photo album from the mushing tour!
WDOT Big Slackwater C&O Canal March 31, 2014


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