Outdoor Activities

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Have a Picnic

Rock Creek Park has many picnic areas with unique features. Which is right for you?

Ranger Steve walks through the forest in winter, orange leaf litter still covers the ground.
Go for a Hike!

We have over 32 miles of hiking trails and paths for you to explore. Follow one of our suggested hikes or create your own!

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Play Golf

Play on links once used by presidents and congressmen. This 18-hole course is defined by extreme hills and narrow fairways.

a yellow tennis ball rests on the head of a tennis racket
Practice Your Serve

Tennis courts for open play, reserved court times, lessons, and tournaments are available throughout the park.

colorful kayaks, canoes and paddleboards stacked on a dock
Paddle the Potomac

Boating is available along the Potomac River.

Two bicyclists ride next to each other wearing matching red shirts
Ride a Bike

Bicycling is permitted only on paved trails and paved roads in Rock Creek Park.

A person on horseback rides in front of trees with orange, yellow and green leaves
Ride a Horse

Rock Creek Park provides 13 miles of bridle trails.

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Go Fishing

Learn about Fishing regulations in Rock Creek Park


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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


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

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