• Great Falls of the Potomac in summer

    Great Falls

    Park Virginia

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Great Falls Park is located in an area of change. The Potomac River drops 77 feet in less than a mile here on its journey to the Chesapeake Bay.

On these pages, you can learn more about the Potomac Gorge and the Falls.


The Potomac Gorge- a downloadable brochure with information on the ecosystems of the Gorge.

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