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Site Name Whites Ferry
Water BodyPotomac River
Physical AddressWhites Ferry Road, Poolesville, MD
DirectionsFrom I-270 take exit 6 for MD-28 (Montgomery Avenue) west, continue on MD-28. Left at Whites Ferry Road. Continue onto Fisher Avenue (Whites Ferry Road). Turn right to stay on Whites Ferry Road
Owner/Manager NameNational Park Service
Owner/Manager Phone301-739-4200
Owner/Manager Email 
CommentsThe boat ramp is located on the south side of the ferry. A $5 fee is required. The parking area is on the right before you get to the ferry. Drop your vessel and then park in the lot. Whites Ferry is at mile marker 35.5 of the C&O Canal towpath.
# of Ramps1
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet)43
Ramp SurfaceCONCRETE
Large BoatsNo
Vessel Size NotePlease note that "large boats" is intended as a general reference to ramp capacity. Generally, vessels less than 16 feet in length are considered small and those greater than 16 feet as large.
Soft LaunchYes
Soft Launch ADANo
# of Piers0
Transient UseNo
Fee Or Permit RequiredYes
Parking Lot TypeUNPAVED
Parking Lot SizeLARGE >20
# of Car Spaces20
# of Car Spaces ADA0
# ofTrailerSpaces50
# of Trailer Spaces ADA0
Turnaround AreaYes
Trash ServiceNo
Fuel on siteNo
Questions And UpdatesIf you have a question about this site, contact the management agency using the phone number or contact information provided above. Permit/launch fees can change without notice so this site does not list them. Any corrections or updates to the information above can be sent via e-mail to
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