Carderock Picnic Pavilion

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Carderock Recreation Area Pavilion

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Getting Here

Latitude and Longitude

(38° 58' 18.0001" N, 77° 11' 58.9999" W)

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Carderock Pavilion has no street address, search "Carderock Recreation Area" or follow the directions below.

From I-495 in Maryland

  1. Take Exit 41 toward Carderock/Great Falls.
  2. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 20817).
  3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign.
  4. Turn left for parking lot "A" or turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. (The pavilion is located between the two parking lots.)

From I-495 in Virginia

  1. Take Exit 41 (Carderock/Glen Echo) from the American Legion Bridge and at the fork, bear left toward Great Falls/Carderock.
  2. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 20817).
  3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign.
  4. Turn left for parking lot "A" or turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. (The pavilion is located between the two parking lots.)

From Washington (Georgetown)

  1. From the intersection of "M" Street and Key Bridge, go west for approximately .5 miles and bear left onto Canal Road.
  2. Stay straight on Canal Road which turns into the Clara Barton Pkwy and follow the Clara Barton Pkwy for approximately 9 miles to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 20817).
  3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign.
  4. Turn left for parking lot "A" or turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. (The pavilion is located between the two parking lots.)

From I-270

  1. Take I-270 South toward Washington.
  2. Keep right to take I-270 Spur South toward I-270/Washington/I-495 /Northern Virginia.
  3. I-270 Spur South becomes I-495 South/Capital Beltway.
  4. Take Exit 41 toward Carderock/Great Falls.
  5. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 20817).
  6. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign.
  7. Turn left for parking lot "A" or turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. (The pavilion is located between the two parking lots.)

Last updated: January 26, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

142 W. Potomac St.
Williamsport , MD 21795

Phone:

301-739-4200

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