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PR Man from Myrtle Beach on 12/28/2018 9:15:21 PM:
I'm literally brand new to this. I see a camping list for the GAP - but not for the C&O. Can anyone tell me where to find one?

 
Cenzo from Hatfield PA on 12/28/2018 10:20:28 PM:
Camping on the canal is easy. Get a canal map and the camp sites are all marked and there are several within any days ride distance. (You CANNOT CAMP ON THE SIDE OF THE CANAL!) They are all first come first served except for Marsden Tract and Antietam creek. Marsden requires a reservation,and Antietam Creek can be paid for when you show up, but I highly recommend paying in advance to reserve a site.

 
Ray (webmaster) on 12/29/2018 12:36:53 AM:
Good advice from Cenzo. If you want to see a list of C&O campsites online: 1. Click the "Trip Planner" link in the menu at the top of this page. 2. For Starting Town, select Georgetown. 3. For Ending Town, select Cumberland. 4. Click the Camping icon (tent) so it becomes yellow. 5. Click "Refresh Trip Planner". You'll see a list of campsites. For each item, you see its distance from the starting point (Georgetown). Of course you can change the Starting Town if you're not really starting at mile 0. Change the Ending Town to Pittsburgh if you want to see both C&O and GAP. Click any item on the list to see it on a map. Happy trails!

 
Ray (webmaster) on 12/29/2018 12:40:03 AM:
Actually, to make things easier, here is a link to the trip planner which will already have the settings that I described above: https://bikecando.com/planner.aspx?scid=3&ecid=4&svcs=|4|