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Site Name Lock 38
Water BodyPotomac River
Physical AddressCanal Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
DirectionsFrom I-70 west take exit 49 for US-40 Alt toward Braddock Heights/Middletown. Left at Old National Pike/US-40 Alt west. Left at Potomac St, continue onto MD-34 west. Slight left at Canal Road.
Owner/Manager NameNational Park Service C&O Canal Historical Park
Owner/Manager Phone301-739-4200
Owner/Manager Email 
CommentsAmenities: Parking, restroom
# of Ramps1
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet)22
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 RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypePAVED
Parking Lot SizeMED 5 -20
# of Car Spaces7
# of Car Spaces ADA2
# ofTrailerSpaces0
# of Trailer Spaces ADA0
Turnaround AreaNo
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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