• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • April 1 - 25, 2014: Beach Drive Closures for Pothole Repairs

    There will be intermittent closures on Beach Drive from the Maryland line to the intersection with the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. Closures will be on weekdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Spring 2014

    Construction work on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway at Waterside Drive continues. There will be lane closures between rush hours to accommodate work on the roadway, multi-use trail and infrastructure. More »

Reptiles and Amphibians

Common Reptiles of Rock Creek Park

Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi)
Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta)
Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)
Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina)
Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Red-eared Slider (Chrysemys scripta)
Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Five-lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus)
Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)

Common Amphibians of Rock Creek Park

Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon serratus)

Did You Know?

Rock Creek Park's A-4 projector

Rock Creek Park has the only planetarium in the National Park System. It was built in 1960 and is located in the Rock Creek Park Nature Center at 5200 Glover Rd., NW, Washington, DC,.