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I would always choose river water over canal water...

Delete this post Submitted by SteveL on 27/Jan/2018 in reply to Re: Drinking water along C&O posted by RGK on 26/Jan/2018


....if I were filtering drinking water.

The canal is not free-flowing water that is naturally oxygenated. Besides the stagnate nature of most of the canal, it is also beside the RR tracks in that area and there are local contaminants near the tracks from train operations and small spills of all kinds of stuff over the years.

I live in the area and regularly hike/bike the canal, and the restrooms are open at least at point of rocks and at Lander, so they must all be open. The hiker/biker campsites are mostly unused this time of year.

There is no store in scenic sandy hook anymore, there is one up the hill a mile or so, the liquor store on Keep Tryst Rd near 340. As others have said there are stores in Point of Rocks and Brunswick. The gas station in PoR has a deli and a good selection of grocery products plus beer wine and liquor (sunday liquor sales in Frederick Co bring in lots of folks). Its a short walk off the canal

Have fun!

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