Picnic Grove 10

8 picnic tables are arranged beneath tall trees.  Dead leaves coat the ground.
Picnic Grove 10

NPS Photo/ K Cain

Quick Facts
Beach Drive
Picnic Area

Grill, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Picnic Table, Trash/Litter Receptacles

Location Description

Picnic Grove 10 is located on Beach Drive NW. It is accessible by vehicle and has a medium sized parking lot associated with it. Beach Drive NW is closed north of Picnic Grove 10 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. The picnic area is a narrow strip of land between the road and the creek. There are several picnic tables scattered among the trees and there is a stone chimney or grill as well. 


Yes- The restrooms are across from Picnic Grove 10 and are open seasonally. Check the restroom page to see if they are in season.


Yes- There is a medium sized parking area next to the picnic area.

Reservations and Permits

This site is reservable in advance from April through November and available on a first-come, first-served basis from December through March.

To make a reservation, please go to the website and search for "Rock Creek Group Picnic Areas." You can also make reservations by phone at 1-877-444-6777 (10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET).

Reservations are by the half day. A half day is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or dark whichever comes first).

All group activities of 25 or more people in Rock Creek must be registered under a special use permit. Visit our Permits and Reservations page for more information.

Contact United States Park Police to assist with Picnic Grove issues or if you think someone is occupying your reserved space- 1 (202) 610-7505.

Maximum Capacity

75 people

Rock Creek Park

Last updated: December 28, 2022