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Great Falls Park, VA

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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]

Great Falls of the Potomac
Great Falls of the Potomac

The view of the falls from Overlook 3.

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Great Falls Park

Address

Great Falls Park
9200 Old Dominion Dr
McLean, VA 22102
Email:gwmp_superintendent@nps.gov

Directions

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.

Activities
  • BIKING BIKING
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CLIMBING CLIMBING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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