Picnic Grove 7

A series of parking spaces and a bulletin board with a table visible by trees beyond it.
PicnicGrove 7

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Quick Facts
Beach Drive
Picnic Area

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

Location Description

Picnic Grove 7 is located along Beach Drive NW north of the intersection with Joyce Road. There are a few picnic tables scattered between the parking area and the creek. Use caution as the area is prone to flooding after rains. This section of Beach Drive remains open. Vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists must share the road.


No- The closest public restrooms are available at Picnic Grove 7.


Yes- There is a medium-sized parking area available.

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