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Big Slackwater Project - is Finished!

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Randy O on 9/24/2012 2:00:15 PM:
Great news! I got this news from the Park Service.
The area of the C&O Canal Trail known as Big Slackwater is officially open. So we no longer have to use that detour on public roads.
Enjoy your ride!

lenny on 9/25/2012 4:21:07 AM:
A friend just rode up to the Big Slackwater approach ON 9/22, and said the approach was still being finished. Be careful getting on. As I said in my post I rode the restoration on 9/12 and some machinery was still in place at the approach.

Randy O on 9/25/2012 9:29:56 AM:
Thanks for the first-hand report. The Park Service has indicated Big Slackwater is open for business. The Canal Trust has also confirmed this information.

lenny on 9/25/2012 6:43:11 PM:

Lee the Biker from Podunk WV on 9/27/2012 10:25:49 AM:
We rode it Tuesday, 9/25. It is as much of an engineering marvel as the Canal itself must have been in its day