• Great Falls of the Potomac in summer

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  • 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 »

  • River Safety

    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 »

Convenience Store

The snack bar in the park is open seasonally, from mid-March until mid-November.

Nearby towns and services:

McLean (leaving from the park, continue straight through the light on Old Dominion for two miles):

  • Grocery Store
  • Restaurants
  • Convenience store (located approximately one mile down Old Dominion Drive)
  • Coffee shops
  • Gas Station

Great Falls (leaving from the park, take a right at the light onto Georgetown Pike, the town is located approximately two miles down the road):

  • Grocery Store
  • Convenience Store
  • Post Office
  • Restaurants
  • Gas Station

Reston/Herndon (leaving from the park, take a right at the light onto Georgetown Pike. Take a left onto Springvale and continue straight, crossing over Rt. 7. The road will turn into Baron Cameron, which will take you to Reston and Herndon):

  • Convenience Stores
  • Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee shops
  • Gas Station
  • Town Center

Tyson's Corner (leaving from the park, continue straight at the light on Old Dominion. Take a right onto Chain Bridge, which will take you into Tyson's Corner):

  • Shopping Malls
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Gas station

Did You Know?

Pothole carved by the Potomac River

The round holes you see in the rocks along the River Trail were carved by the Potomac. Some of these potholes are large enough to stand in and can take over 500 years to form.