Thing to Do

Soak Up Spectacular Views at the Great Falls Overlooks

Great Falls Park

Potomac River at Great Falls Park.

Great Falls Park

Potomac River
Potomac River at Great Falls Park.


Visit the Overlooks

Just 15 miles from the Nation's Capital, Great Falls Park provides an abundance of outdoor activies. Explore the park through binoculars or a camera lens and get around by foot, boat, climbing or horseback!

Whitewater kayaking is the most common type of boating in the pak with sections of the Potomac River ranging from Class II (moderately easy) to Class VI (extreme). Climbing begins downstream of Overlook #2 with routes ranging in length and difficulty. Fishing, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching and picknicing are among other popular activities.

Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800-acre park.

Scenic Views

Last updated: July 24, 2018