Things to Do with Pets
Nature TrailThe Nature Trail is a 1-mile loop walk that can take between 30-50 minutes to walk. It is a relatively easy trail as it is mostly flat with rough, dirt covered terrain in some spots. This trail can be accessed from the Picnic Area parking lot. View a map of the trail.
Dancing Marsh Loop TrailThe Dancing Marsh Loop Trail is a 3/4 mile loop trail that can take between 30-45 minutes to walk. Pets are not permitted in the Historic Area section of this trail. You can walk with your pet to the entrance of the Historic Area, but will then need to turn around. This trail can be accessed from the Nature Trail. View a map of the trail.
Potomac River BeachYou can stroll along the Potomac River on the sandy beach with your pet. Be sure to learn more about the Potomac River Beach area.
Picnic AreaEnjoy a picnic with your four-legged friends at the picnic area. There is a pet water fountain available (closed in winter). Be sure to learn more about the Picnic Area.
Be a B.A.R.K RangerNational parks are exciting places for pets to visit with their family while on vacation. Sometimes these new places can be so exciting as to be overstimulating. Learn the B.A.R.K. principles so you and your pet can have a safe and fun visit anytime you go to a national park. B.A.R.K. stands for:
- Bag your pet’s waste
- Always leash your pet
- Respect wildlife
- Know where you can go
Learn more about B.A.R.K Rangers.