• Rock Creek

    Rock Creek

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Road Closure: Sherrill Drive, NW September 8 thru 19 for DC Water Sewer Line Work

    Sherrill Dirve from 16th Street to Beach Drive, NW will be closed to vehicle and bicycle traffic on weekdays between September 8 through 19 between the hours of 9:30 am to 2:45 pm for construction work on a nearby sewer line. More »

  • Evening Lane and Road Closures, Beach Drive

    DC Water crews will be performing sewer inspections on Beach Drive NW from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am through November 28, 2014. This work will require lane and road closures. More »

  • Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Summer 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?

Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) at about 2.5 million light years from the earth is the farthest object visible to the naked eye. You can learn more amazing astronomy facts at the only planetarium in the NPS in Rock Creek Park. More...