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Site Name Spring Gap
Water BodyPotomac River
Physical AddressOldtown Road Southeast, Spring Gap, MD 21560
DirectionsFrom I-70 west, take exit 1A to merge onto I-68/I-40 west toward Cumberland. Take exit 43B for MD-51 toward Industrial Blvd/Airport. Right at MD-51 (Mechanic Street) south, continue onto Oldtown Road Southeast.
Owner/Manager NameNational Park Service
Owner/Manager Phone301-739-4200
Owner/Manager Email 
CommentsThis site is suitable for small motorized boats and car-top vessels (canoes and kayaks). There is a drive-in camping area, picnic tables, and access to the C&O Canal Towpath. This site is along the route of the Upper Potomac River Water Trail.
# of Ramps1
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet)15
Ramp SurfaceGRAVEL
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
HoursOfOperationSunrise to Sunset
Fee Or Permit RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypeGRAVEL
Parking Lot SizeMED 5 -20
# of Car Spaces5
# of Car Spaces ADA0
# ofTrailerSpaces8
# of Trailer Spaces ADA0
Turnaround AreaYes
Trash ServiceNo
Fuel on siteNo
Questions And UpdatesIf you have a question about this site, contact the owner/manager using the phone number or web link 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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