• Great Falls of the Potomac in summer

    Great Falls

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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 »

  • 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.

Schedule Of Events


Please contact the park at 703-285-2965 for program reservations. If you are bringing a group, contact us ahead of time if you would like a ranger to lead a program for you. Visit this page for more information on ranger led group programs.

Dogs, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed on ranger-led programs.
 

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Events Upcoming for July

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  • Picturing Biological Diversity

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Bring your digital camera or cell phone and smile for a selfie with your favorite species. After this one-hour walk you will be ready to use what you learned to discover and record wildlife during your next visit to the park. More

  • Picturing Biological Diversity

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Bring your digital camera or cell phone and smile for a selfie with your favorite species. After this one-hour walk you will be ready to use what you learned to discover and record wildlife during your next visit to the park. More

  • Biodiversity Discovery Club

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Explore a different group of plants or animals each week during these gatherings. A ranger will help you use scientific tools to discover dragonflies, aquatic plants, frogs, wildflowers, bugs, lichen, snakes, fungi, and more. More

  • Picturing Biological Diversity

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Bring your digital camera or cell phone and smile for a selfie with your favorite species. After this one-hour walk you will be ready to use what you learned to discover and record wildlife during your next visit to the park. More

  • Biodiversity Discovery Mini-Camp

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    A ranger will help you develop the skills of a naturalist and introduce you to handy tools--new and old. Over the course of two days you will learn how to observe local wildlife and how to share your observations with a community of citizen scientists. More

  • Biodiversity Discovery Mini-Camp

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    A ranger will help you develop the skills of a naturalist and introduce you to handy tools--new and old. Over the course of two days you will learn how to observe local wildlife and how to share your observations with a community of citizen scientists. More

  • Picturing Biological Diversity

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Bring your digital camera or cell phone and smile for a selfie with your favorite species. After this one-hour walk you will be ready to use what you learned to discover and record wildlife during your next visit to the park. More

  • Picturing Biological Diversity

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Bring your digital camera or cell phone and smile for a selfie with your favorite species. After this one-hour walk you will be ready to use what you learned to discover and record wildlife during your next visit to the park. More

  • Biodiversity Discovery Club

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Explore a different group of plants or animals each week during these gatherings. A ranger will help you use scientific tools to discover dragonflies, aquatic plants, frogs, wildflowers, bugs, lichen, snakes, fungi, and more. More

  • Picturing Biological Diversity

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Bring your digital camera or cell phone and smile for a selfie with your favorite species. After this one-hour walk you will be ready to use what you learned to discover and record wildlife during your next visit to the park. More

  • Biodiversity Discovery Mini-Camp

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    A ranger will help you develop the skills of a naturalist and introduce you to handy tools--new and old. Over the course of two days you will learn how to observe local wildlife and how to share your observations with a community of citizen scientists. More

  • Biodiversity Discovery Mini-Camp

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    A ranger will help you develop the skills of a naturalist and introduce you to handy tools--new and old. Over the course of two days you will learn how to observe local wildlife and how to share your observations with a community of citizen scientists. More

  • Picturing Biological Diversity

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Bring your digital camera or cell phone and smile for a selfie with your favorite species. After this one-hour walk you will be ready to use what you learned to discover and record wildlife during your next visit to the park. More

  • Picturing Biological Diversity

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Bring your digital camera or cell phone and smile for a selfie with your favorite species. After this one-hour walk you will be ready to use what you learned to discover and record wildlife during your next visit to the park. More

  • Biodiversity Discovery Club

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Explore a different group of plants or animals each week during these gatherings. A ranger will help you use scientific tools to discover dragonflies, aquatic plants, frogs, wildflowers, bugs, lichen, snakes, fungi, and more. More

  • Picturing Biological Diversity

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Bring your digital camera or cell phone and smile for a selfie with your favorite species. After this one-hour walk you will be ready to use what you learned to discover and record wildlife during your next visit to the park. More

  • Biodiversity Discovery Mini-Camp

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    A ranger will help you develop the skills of a naturalist and introduce you to handy tools--new and old. Over the course of two days you will learn how to observe local wildlife and how to share your observations with a community of citizen scientists. More

  • Biodiversity Discovery Mini-Camp

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    A ranger will help you develop the skills of a naturalist and introduce you to handy tools--new and old. Over the course of two days you will learn how to observe local wildlife and how to share your observations with a community of citizen scientists. More

 

Nearby Parkway sites with Ranger-led programs:

George Washington Memorial Parkway- schedule for the Netherlands Carillon, Dyke Marsh, Fort Hunt, Theodore Roosevelt Island, and the Mount Vernon Trail.

Clara Barton House

Glen Echo Park

Arlington House

Did You Know?

Whitetail fawn

If you find a fawn in Great Falls Park, it's not abandoned and should be left where it was found. The doe leaves her fawn while she goes to graze, and the fawn will not move until the mother comes back.