Fletcher's Cove

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Fletcher's Cove
Fletcher's Cove is located in District of Columbia
Fletcher's Cove
Location within Washington, D.C.
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°55′08″N 77°06′11″W / 38.919°N 77.103°W / 38.919; -77.103Coordinates: 38°55′08″N 77°06′11″W / 38.919°N 77.103°W / 38.919; -77.103

Fletcher's Cove is a park and recreation area owned and managed by National Park Service, located at 4940 Canal Road, Washington, D.C. 20007, between Chain and Key Bridges, part of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

Fletcher's Cove in Washington DC, on the C&O Canal

Fletcher's Cove has been in this location since the 1850s and is renowned as a fishing and recreational area.[1] The nearby Abner Cloud House is the oldest building on the canal, dating back to 1802. After 145 years of business, the fourth generation of the Fletcher family retired in 2004 and Guest Services Incorporated, a National Park Service concessionaire, assumed responsibility for the operation of the concessions. The area surrounding the boat house was then officially named Fletcher's Cove, though most people still call it Fletcher's Boat House.

Fletcher's Cove is in The Palisades, Washington, D.C.


  1. ^ Fletcher's Cove Boathouse. "Potomac River Fishing Reports."

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