A Living Memorial

In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. Today miles of trails through wooded uplands and swampy bottomlands honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist.

A Ranger leads a tour

Island Safari

Join a ranger for a guided walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island every weekend!

Jogger on trail covered in fall leaves passing a park bench.

Trail Maps

Download a trail map, birding checklist or brochure.

Ranger in a Kayak

Kayak Programs

Join a National Park Service Ranger on a kayak program on the Potomac River!

Last updated: November 8, 2019

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Mailing Address:

700 George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, VA 22101


(703) 289-2500

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