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 »
No Water in Visitor Center Courtyard
Due to plumbing problems, there are no bathrooms available in the Visitor Center (VC) courtyard. There are portajohns behind the Snackbar for public use. *Please note: Restrooms near the lower parking lot are fully operational.
Weekend and Holiday Delays for Entry
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays when there is a good weather forecast, expect delays of up to an hour from Noon to 4pm when entering the park.
Carpooling / Vanpooling
Carpooling is an option if you are coming to the park with friends. It may be something to consider if you are planning a visit on weekends, when the parking lots tend to fill.
Entrance fees are $5.00 per vehicle. Park passes, including Great Falls Park annual passes, National Parks Passes, and Golden Age passes are good for the passholder and anyone else in the vehicle.
Did You Know?
Great Falls Park is just one of the sites on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. There are many chances to explore history and nature along the Parkway. More...