Nature & Science

Anacostia Park protects the wetlands and woodlands alongside the Anacostia River, providing a habitat for diverse species of animals and plants.

Bald eagle perched in a tree
Bald eagles can be seen above soaring in the sky or perched in a tree along the river.

D. Rauch. D.D.O.E


The natural areas of Anacostia Park are home to osprey, bald eagles, songbirds, and waterfowl. You might see deer, foxes, beavers, muskrats, and turtles.

Dawn and dusk are the best times for wildlife sightings. For your safety and theirs, never approach or feed wildlife.

An abundance of plant life thrives alongside the Anacostia River. Cherry trees, northern wild rice, cattail, Nuphar, milkweed, Joe Pye, and button bush all add to the area's natural beauty.
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Cherry blossoms between the Anacostia river and the river trail.

NPS: M.Marquez

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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1900 Anacostia Drive, S.E.
Washington, DC 20020


202 692-6080

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