Parts of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park closed

Some areas of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park are closed to the public due to high water conditions in the Potomac River, the National Park Service is reporting.

Billy Goat Trail Section A and the Olmsted Island bridges in the Great Falls area of the park are closed.

The high water has covered the towpath areas near Whites Ferry and Edwards Ferry in Montgomery County, Harpers Ferry in Frederick and Washington Counties, and in the Dam 4 area in Washington County.

Several park roads are covered with water and are closed. Spring Gap and Paw Paw campgrounds are closed. All of the Hiker Biker campsites and boat ramps are in low lying areas of the park, and should not be used. Visitors may encounter rough and muddy towpath conditions and downed branches and trees throughout the park.