Out of the 423 units in the National Park Service (NPS), 108 parks charge an entrance fee. The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) allows the NPS to collect and retain revenue and requires that fee revenue be used to enhance the visitor experience. At least 80 percent of the money stays in the park where it is collected, and the other 20 percent is used to benefit parks that do not collect fees.
The NPS is authorized to use entrance and recreation fees for a variety of items related to your experience, such as:
Fee-Funded Projects at George Washington Memorial Parkway
Entrance fees collected at Great Falls Park allow the entire George Washington Memorial Parkway to complete many projects that improve the overall visitor experience.
Comfort Stations Rehabilitation
Replacement of Roof and HVAC System at Great Falls Park Visitor Center
Fort Hunt Park Playground
Check back for project updates and thank you for supporting your park!
Last updated: November 2, 2022