• Great Falls of the Potomac in summer

    Great Falls

    Park Virginia

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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 »

Guided Tours

Ranger Programs

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.

Volunteer Programs

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?

1996 Flood from Overlook 3

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.