Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Fort Washington Park?
The park is at the end of Fort Washington Road. Fort Washington Road is off Route 210 Indian Head Highway. From Route 95- Take Route 210 South to Fort Washington Road. Take a right on Fort Washington Road and proceed to park entrance.
From Waldorf, MD- take MD 228 to MD 210N turn right continue to Fort Washington Road, turn left on Fort Washington Road and proceed to park entrance.

Is there a cost to get into the park?
  • Yes, the park charges an entrance fee: $10 per car, $7 per motorcycle, and $3 per person when walking in, on a bus or bicycle.
  • A yearly pass to Fort Washington Park is available for $30.
  • The park honors the America the Beautiful-Federal Recreational Lands Passes: Interagency Federal Annual, Interagency Military, Interagency Senior (lifetime and annual), Interagency Access, and Every Kid in a Park.
Where are the bathrooms in the park?
There are bathrooms located in the picnic areas. There is a bathroom located on the right hand side of the road leading to the visitor center and fort parking area. There is also a bathroom located in the visitor center. There is a bathroom located in the lower parking area (parking area for fisherman).

When is the fort open?
The fort is open 9:00 - 4:30 daily. Grounds are open until sunset.

Can I tour the fort? Yes, there are tours available. Please stop by the visitors center to inquire about a tour from park personnel. Large groups, please call ahead.

How do I reserve a picnic area? Please visit Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. For specific information about the site please call the park at 301-763-4600.

Is there a lighthouse located in the park? Yes ,the Fort Washington lighthouse is located near the Potomac River on park property.

Last updated: June 8, 2018

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Mailing Address:

13551 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Phone:

(301) 763-4600

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