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Site Name Point of Rocks - Maryland
Water BodyPotomac River
Physical AddressCanal Road, Point of Rocks, MD 21777
DirectionsFrom I-270 take the exist toward MD-80 (Fingerboard Road) west. Right at MD-80 (Fingerboard Road). Left at MD-85 (Buckeystown Pike) south. Right at MD-28 (Tuscarora Road) west. Left at Commerce Street. Right at Canal Road.
Owner/Manager NameNational Park Service
Owner/Manager Phone301-739-4200
Owner/Manager Email 
CommentsPlease note that downstream access is restricted by rocks. Canoes and kayaks can be hand carried to the ramp to launch. This site is located at mile 48.2 of the C&O Canal towpath.
# of Ramps1
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet)24
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 LaunchNo
Soft Launch ADANo
# of Piers0
Transient UseNo
HoursOfOperationDay Light
Fee Or Permit RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypePAVED
Parking Lot SizeLARGE >20
# of Car Spaces17
# of Car Spaces ADA1
# ofTrailerSpaces23
# of Trailer Spaces ADA1
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 listed here should be sent via e-mail to
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