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Site Name Little Tonoloway / Hancock
Water BodyPotomac River
Physical AddressOff Canal Street, Hancock, MD 21750
DirectionsFrom I-70 take exit 3 for MD-144. Right at MD-144 (E. Main Street). Left at N. Church Street, continue onto Canal Street.
Owner/Manager NameNational Park Service / C&O Canal National Historical Park
Owner/Manager Phone301-739-4200
Owner/Manager Email 
CommentsNOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE: As of Nov. 6, 2019, the Little Tonoloway boat ramp and access to the Potomac River will be temporarily closed due to repair work on the vehicle bridge over the C&O Canal in Hancock, MD. The public is advised to seek alternate put in and take out options until further notice. An update will be posted to this site at that time. For more information on this closure see the webpage at (To reach this access point you must cross a narrow bridge which crosses the C&O Canal. This site has a picnic area.)
# of Ramps1
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet) 
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
HoursOfOperation24 Hours
Fee Or Permit RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypeGRAVEL
Parking Lot SizeMED 5 -20
# of Car Spaces20
# of Car Spaces ADA0
# ofTrailerSpaces5
# 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 listed here should be sent via e-mail to
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