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 »
Ranger-led programs are offered throughout the year. For a current schedule, contact the park at 703-285-2965 or visit our Schedule of Events page.
Ranger-led educational programs are a great way to explore the park for school groups, scout groups, and more. If you are interested in a ranger-led program for your group, please contact the park for more information or visit our For Teachers page.
Nature Photography classes are offered on the first and third Sundays of every month from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. This program is taught by an experienced professional photographer. Attendees must bring their own SLR cameras; although additional lenses may be made available at the instructors choosing. Please contact the park at 703-285-2965 to reserve a spot in the next class!
Did You Know?
Rapid snow melts and heavy rains have caused floods at Great Falls Park. Floods have helped to create the unique natural environment in the park. They are one of the reasons why several rare plant communities exist here.