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Great Falls Park, VA

National Park Service

Great Falls Park

At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early...[more]

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http://www.nps.gov/grfa/planyourvisit/directions.htm From I-495, take exit 44, Rt. 193 (Georgetown Pike). Take Georgetown Pike west for 4 miles. Take a right on Old Dominion Drive. Old Dominion ends at the park's entrance station. Public transportation is not available. It is possible to take a taxi from the nearest Metro station, West Falls Church. Beginning in late fall 2013, the new Tysons Metro station will be the closest to the park. Entrance fees are $5.00 per car and $3.00 per person for motorcycles, horseback riders, bicyclists, and hikers. Annual passes, senior passes, and access passes are available. Swimming and wading are illegal. Stay safe, stay out of the river.

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