• Fall at Wolf Trap

    Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

    Virginia

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  • New for Filene Center Performances 2014: Cooler inspections and size limits

    All picnic baskets and coolers, regardless of size, will be inspected when entering. No container may be larger than 48 qts or 15” x 15” x 22”. As always, packages, bags, and other containers are subject to inspection. Please allow a little extra time.

Animals

Red fox walking in the snow at the park.

Red Fox

NPS

Several dozen mammals inhabit the park on a permanent or intermittent basis. Fox, ground-hogs, raccoons and numerous rodent species are resident. White-tail deer travel through the park as they move up and down the forested areas along Wolf Trap Creek, Old Courthouse Creek and Difficult Run. Beaver have intermittently resided along Wolf Trap Creek. The first systematic study of park mammals is currently on-going. A similar situation exists with reptiles and amphibians. While the park has much habitat conducive to reptiles and amphibians, including a number of acres of wetland as well as a two acre pond, they have yet to be systematically studied or documented. A project to do so is currently underway.

Did You Know?

Filene Center

The world-class Filene Center at Wolf Trap seats over 7,000 patron in the house and on the lawn. More...