• 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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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?

Ice in the Potomac and Falls

Water temperatures in the Potomac can drop to freezing and ice will form along the banks. However, the water is moving too quickly through the Great Falls to completely freeze over.