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Fletcher's Boathouse Directions

Directions and traffic flow issues for April 20, 2018

Address:  4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007 (see traffic flow before using GPS)

Canal Road runs along the Potomac and C&O Canal in Georgetown.  Fletcher’s has a large amount of parking.  It is a National Park Service managed area, and we have a permit for a public gathering.  Getting in and getting out of the area needs to be approached with care – please be careful and utilize the guidance below.  

Traffic Flow:  Canal Road has reversible lanes to handle rush-hour traffic. From Foxhall Road to Arizona Avenue, Canal Road has two lanes, both of which are reversible. From Arizona Avenue to Chain Bridge, Canal Road has three lanes, of which the center lane is reversible.

During morning rush hour, which runs from 6:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., all Canal Road lanes run southbound only towards Washington DC. To get to Fletcher’s you will need to drive south on Canal Road via either Chain Bridge Road (from GW Parkway) or the Clara Barton Parkway (from Maryland).  The driveway into Fletcher’s is approximately 0.5 miles from the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Canal Road and on the right side going south.  As you approach Fletchers signal EARLY on Canal Road and then pull over onto the wide space at the top of the Fletcher’s driveway.  Back down the driveway into the upper parking area (appx 100 feet).  Once safely in the parking lot, go forward and to the left down the driveway, through the tunnel and around to the main parking area.  You’ll see a banner for the event.  We will likely have a volunteer at the top of the hill guiding and assisting people.   Please be careful.  

During evening rush hour, which runs from 2:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., the reversible lanes change to the northbound direction (out of DC).   Exit Fletchers, taking a careful left turn when traffic is clear, and proceed north on Canal Road.