• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

Fees & Reservations

Entrance Fees

Great Falls Park is the only site on the George Washington Memorial Parkway with an entrance fee. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians pay $3 for a three-day pass. Visitors arriving by car pay $5 per vehicle for a three-day pass. All National Park Service passes are available at the park.

Fees for Activities

Most ranger-led programs on the parkway are free. Fees are required for some activities at Glen Echo Park, including carousel rides, theater shows, and dances.

Marinas

There are three marinas on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Please contact individual marinas for boat rental, launch, or storage fees.

Belle Haven Marina: 703-768-0018

Columbia Island Marina: 202-347-0173

Washington Sailing Marina: 703-548-9027

 
Small craft at the launch at Belle Haven Marina
 

Picnic Reservations

A fee is required to reserve picnic areas A, B, C-1, C-2, C-3, and D at Fort Hunt Park from mid-April through October. All other picnic areas are available on a first come, first served basis for free.

Permits

Permits are required for certain activities within the park, including weddings, athletic events, filming, demonstrations, utility work, and commercial activities. There is an application fee associated with some of these types of permits.

Did You Know?

Box Turtle

Box turtles are one of the 21 species of reptiles that call the George Washington Memorial Parkway home. You can help protect these turtles by observing them from afar and not removing them from the wild. More...