• A person walks on a curving, paved trail in Anacostia Park

    Anacostia

    Park District of Columbia

Safety

In case of emergency, contact United States Park Police at 202-610-7500.

Never approach or feed wildlife, for both your safety and theirs.

Check local weather forecasts, stay hydrated, and dress accordingly.

Be courteous on the Anacostia River Trail. Share the path with pedestrians, dog walkers, and bikers.

Be aware of the tides. The Anacostia River fluctuates three feet throughout the day. Heavy rains and high tide may cause the river to flood. Do not enter a flooded area, even if it looks shallow. Currents may be faster than they appear.

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