Through the Lens of the Past: Nature
Great Falls Park
In 1966, Great Falls Park was included as a provision of the establishment of the George Washington Memorial Parkway to provide protection and preservation for the ruins of the historic Patowmack Canal and the surrounding natural scenery. Throughout its history as a National Park, most of the 800 acres that make up Great Falls Park has remained undeveloped. Past and present visitors have enjoyed uninhibited access to outdoor activities and nature, including picnicking, bird watching, guided ranger programs, hiking and horseback riding, bicycling through scenic wooded trails, rock climbing as well as white water activities on the river.
Last updated: March 31, 2016