• Great Falls of the Potomac in summer

    Great Falls

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Great Falls Park is closed at dark. Overnight camping is prohibited and there are no lodging facilities within the park.

There are many options for lodging within the immediate area. A web search will provide a variety of choices. Nearby towns include Reston, Herndon, Tysons Corner, Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria, Sterling, and Washington D.C.

Nearby Camping:

Fairfax County Park Authority

Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP

Prince William Forest National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Catoctin Mountain National Park

Greenbelt National Park

Did You Know?

Women viewing the falls in the 1920's

People used to ride a trolley to visit Great Falls Park. Dancing, a dinner at the inn, a walk down a lover's lane, and viewing the falls at night were all favorite activities.