Plan Your Visit

A young volunteer at Rock Creek Park shows visitors where they are on a map.

Basic Information

Practical information you need for your trip to Rock Creek Park. Rules, Operating Hours, Permits, and Services.

First person point of view. Peering through of Forsythia Gate at Dumbarton Oaks Park

Places to Go

Rock Creek Park has over 99 sites within D.C. including Fort DeRussy, Meridian Hill Park, and Dumbarton Oaks Park.

A woman runs on a trail by Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park.

Things to Do

You can't have too much of a good thing! There's always something to do in Rock Creek Park. Hiking, golfing, picnicking, and more!

An up close image of the Rock Creek Park map.


Now that you know the basics, learn how to get to where you want to go!

A deer tick on a leaf.

Staying Safe in Rock Creek Park

Your safety depends on your own good judgment, adequate preparation, and constant attention. Please review the following safety tips!

A man in a wheelchair visits Rock Creek Park Day.


Learn about wheelchair accessibility, sign language interpretation, and service dogs here.

An image of one of the Dumbarton Oaks Park brochures.

Brochures and PDFs

Download several helpful brochures about Rock Creek Park, including trail maps and bird guides!


Last updated: March 7, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park's main phone line.

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