Picnic Grove 8

Tables beneath green leafy trees in a grassy space
Picnic tables under the trees in Picnic Area 08

NPS Photo/ K. Cain

Quick Facts
Beach Drive NW
Picnic Area

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

Location Description

Picnic Grove 8 is located along Beach Drive NW between the road and the creek. There is a medium-sized parking area available for visitors to use. There are several picnic tables scattered through the area. There is no pavilion.


No- The closest restrooms are located at Picnic Grove 6.


Yes- There is a medium-sized parking area associated with 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