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Operating Hours & Seasons

Great Falls Park is open seven days a week from 7 am until dark.

The visitor center and bookstore are open seven days a week from 10 am until 4 pm.

The snack bar is open Wednesday to Sunday from March to November. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm.

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.