• Great Falls of the Potomac in summer

    Great Falls

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    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 »


Whitetail doe and fawn

Whitetail doe and fawn

National Park Service

A variety of animals can be found in Great Falls Park. The park's 800 acres include forests, swamplands, open meadows, a pond, clifftop areas, streams, and the Potomac River. These features give the park's animals everything they need to survive here.

All wildlife is protected in the park. Observe animals from a distance, and do not feed or attempt to touch an animal. If you see an animal acting strangely, contact a park ranger.

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Copperhead snake

Copperheads are the only type of venomous snake found in Great Falls Park. Never attempt to pick up or disturb a snake. More...