Changes to Visitor Service due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Please check the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Plan A Field Trip
Rangers can provide a valuable depth of site specific experience to education programs. Ranger assisted programs must be done by reservation. If you don't need a ranger to assist with your education programs, then you do not need a reservation. If you would like to talk to a ranger about your program call the park at (202) 472-3873. The site may not be staffed in winter, so if there is no answer call (202) 426-6905. We ask groups eating in the park to please take their lunch wrappers and containers back with them.
Did You Know?
Cattails may be among the most useful plants in North America. Almost all parts of the plant were eaten providing year round food. The brown fuzzy part has shown antibacterial properties. The leaves can be made into many household goods including shingles for the house. More...