2013 will see major improvements on the Fort Dupont Park trail system. Fort Dupont Park offers over 10 miles of trails to its visitors. The seven mile long Hiker/Biker Trail connects six Civil War earthwork fortifications for mountain bikers and hikers to learn about the rich history of the Civil War Defenses of Washington while exercising in a beautiful mature forested park.
Civil War Defenses of Washington
Fort Dupont is one of 68 forts built during the Civil War. Today visitors can visit Fort Dupont and six near-by fort sites via the Hiker/Biker trail.Read More
Reservations and picnic fees
Come picnic in your National Park! Learn more about the new permitting system and the proposed fee increase to improve conditions and service.Read More
Join National Capital Parks-East's Social Network
No matter where you are, you can stay connected to Fort Dupont Park through Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flicker!Read More
There are many benefits you will find at the Fort Dupont gardens; ranging from physical exercise, to spiritual renewal, social interaction and food!Read More
Trading Cards for Kids
Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.Read More
A Visitor's Guide to National Capital Parks-East
Beyond the Capital is the source for information and events in National Capital Parks-East.Read More
Friends of Fort Dupont Park
This non-profit organization supports the park by enhancing cultural, educational, and environmental programming through volunteerism.Read More
Did You Know?
Coyote sightings have been reported in Washington, DC since May 2004. DO NOT FEED or attempt to feed them. Once a wild animal gets accustomed to being fed by humans there is much more likelihood that an individual will get bitten by an animal looking for food.