Picnic Grove 8

Two picnic benches in front of a grassy field.
Picnic Grove 8

NPS / Claire Hassler

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).

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: March 19, 2024