Popular activities include wildlife viewing, canoeing, kayaking, and running or walking through a variety of trails. Ranger-led programs are another great way to get the inside story on Theodore Roosevelt Island, whether you are a local who visits every day or a tourist in town for a few hours. Check the calendar to find out when and where to meet for programs.
You may bring your pet with you to the park. With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted on ranger-led programs. Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer that six feet long. Pet owners are responsible for picking up pet waste and disposing of it at home.
Drivers can only reach Theodore Roosevelt Island from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. After Memorial Bridge, follow the sign to turn right into the parking lot.
Restrooms on the island close for the winter, usually from October to April. During this time a portable toilet is located near the restrooms.
- Sunday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Monday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Thursday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Friday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Saturday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) definition.
The park provides ranger led-programs that can be adjusted to accomodate individuals with hearing and vision impairments. Please contact the park ahead of time to allow rangers to make program adjustments. Rangers for Theodore Roosevelt Island can be reached at 703-289-2553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most trails are wheelchair accessible. Park staff are working to update trail descriptions with detailed information about surfaces, grades, and potential impediments to mobility.
Last updated: August 13, 2021