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

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

Commercial Vehicle Use and Parking

All operators of commercial vehicles must have a special use permit to drive on park roads. Commercial vehicles are defined in 36 C.F.R. 5.6 as vehicles "used in transporting movable property for a fee or profit, either as a direct charge to another person, or otherwise, or used as an incident to providing services to another person, or used in connection with any business."

If you can reach your destination by another route, your permit application will be denied. In most cases trucks are not allowed on park roads, including:

  • the George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Clara Barton Parkway
  • Spout Run Parkway
  • Crest Lane
  • East Boulevard Drive
  • West Boulevard Drive

Please be aware that there are bridges with low clearances along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Check bridge heights along your route to avoid costly damage.

There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee for special use permits. Applications for special use permits must be received at least four business days before the special use begins.

Permit Application

Contact Pete McCallum at 703-289-2516 if you have questions.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of the Parkway

The George Washington Memorial Parkway protects over 7,000 acres of native habitats, memorials, and historic landmarks. More...