Trash Free Park
Great Falls Park is now a trash free park. Trash cans have been removed. Please come prepared to carry your trash out with you. More »
Learn more about how to stay safe around the Potomac. The Potomac has dangerous currents and going into the river is not permitted. Swimming and wading could cost you your life. Stay safe. Stay out of the river. More »
Explore Nature and History
Great Falls Park has many opportunities for students to discover nature and our nation's history.
Students can learn about geology in Mather Gorge, discover animal habitats along the Potomac River, and learn about history in the ruins of the Patowmack Canal. With 800 acres to explore, a trip to the park will give students many opportunities to connect with the natural world.