• Fort Washington

    Fort Washington

    Park Maryland

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  • Visitor Center Access Limited

    From now through October 8th, the main entrance of the visitor center will be intermittently closed for renovations. Visitors can still enter through the entrance on the back porch. For more information please call (301) 763-4600

Things To Do

Fort Washington Park has a wide variety of activities. There is a 3-mile trail that follows the perimeter of the park boundary, offering the opportunity for wildlife viewing. Birdwatchers enjoy the quite solitude of the park to find that one special bird. If fishing is for you, the park is located right along the Potomac River where there are many different types of fish waiting for you.

One Sunday a month from April to October the park has Civil War artillery demonstrations.

Fort Washington volunteers firing the park's mountain howitzer

FORT WASHINGTON PARK PICNIC RESERVATIONS are available through the National Recreation Reservation System. All information and directions about how to make new reservations will be available on the website, through the Recreation.gov, or by calling to make a reservation at 1-877-444-6777.

Please feel free to call the Fort Washington Park Visitor Center for more information at 301-763-4600, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily, or check back on our www.nps.gov/fowa website for links and updates coming soon!

Did You Know?

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After 40 years of protection, Bald Eagle populations have rebounded. Today it is estimated that there are over 1,000 Bald Eagles in the Chesapeake Bay region.