• Great Falls of the Potomac in summer

    Great Falls

    Park Virginia

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • No Water in Visitor Center Courtyard

    Portable toilets are available next to the visitor center on the side nearest the river. Restrooms with running water are available near the lower parking lot. More »

  • Great Falls Park Difficult Run Trail Closure for Repair Work

    Starting October 27, 2014 a portion of the Difficult Run Trail within Great Falls Park will be closed for repairs for approximately one month. The trail will reopen as soon as the repairs are complete, which is expected mid December, 2014.

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Program

Children 5 and up are invited to participate in the Junior Ranger Program. The program is an exciting experience for those wishing to explore the park.

There are two booklets, one for ages 5-7, and the second for ages 8-12. Kids and parents can pick up booklets at the Visitor Center.

Most Junior Rangers complete the booklet in one to two hours, but may take as much time as they wish to finish. Children who complete the booklet earn a Junior Ranger Badge to honor their accomplishments.

The Junior Ranger booklets are available to download here.

Ages 5-7 (.pdf file)
Ages 8-12 (.pdf file)

Want to explore more of your National Parks? Many National Parks offer Junior Ranger programs both in the park and on the Internet. Visit WebRangers for more information on web-based programs. For a complete listing of all National Parks offering Junior Ranger programs in the park itself, visit the Ranger Zone

Did You Know?

Women viewing the falls in the 1920's

People used to ride a trolley to visit Great Falls Park. Dancing, a dinner at the inn, a walk down a lover's lane, and viewing the falls at night were all favorite activities.