Plan Your Visit
Theodore Roosevelt Island reflects the president's lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors. Three short trails showcase habitats designed by the Olmstead Brothers firm: the Swamp Trail, Woods Trail, and Upland Trail. These trails offer excellent wildlife viewing and a chance to leave concrete sidewalks behind.
A formal memorial plaza includes quotes that capture Roosevelt's ideas about nature, manhood, youth, and the state.
There is no visitor center on the island itself. Information, brochures, maps, and National Park Passport stamps are available at visitor centers and at George Washington Memorial Parkway headquarters.
Two long-distance trails pass by Theodore Roosevelt Island. The Mount Vernon Trail is an 18-mile paved multi-use trail that runs between Theodore Roosevelt Island and Mount Vernon. Ten miles of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail lie between Theodore Roosevelt Island and the American Legion Bridge.