Hains Point Picnic Area (East Potomac Park)

National Mall and Memorial Parks

Hains Point Picnic Areas are located in East Potomac Park. Reservations for picnic areas (A, B, C, D) are required seven days a week (Sunday through Saturday) all year-round.

Hains Point offers four picnic areas for reservation (Areas: A, B, C, D). Each area accommodates up to 75 people. Picnic areas include limited picnic benches with no shelters. A public restroom is located in the area. Limited parking is available. There are no electrical outlets and grills are not provided.

Picnic areas can be reserved for half day $90.00 (Week Days: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Weekends: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.); full day $180.00 (Week Days: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Weekends: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.).

Need to Know

Natural Features

Hains Point is at the southern tip of East Potomac Park, and offers beautiful views of the Potomac River, Anacostia River and the Washington Channel. Surrounded by beautiful greenery and trees, the area is a popular destination for a delightful picnic and relaxation.

Nearby Attractions

East Potomac Park offers additional attractions managed by outside agencies including the East Potomac Tennis Courts and the East Potomac Golf Course.


Other local attractions within approximately a five-mile radius include: Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, WWII Memorial, and the National Mall.

Recreation

Hains Point Picnic Areas are a convenient spot to have a picnic near the water. Other popular activities on Hains Point include fishing, bicycling, running, and playtime for the kids on the playground.

Changes & Cancellations

Cancellations made more than fourteen (14) days in advance will incur a $10 cancellation fee. Reservations that are cancelled less than 14 days before the arrival date will forfeit the total day-use fee.

Contact Information

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National Mall & Memorial Parks 900 Ohio Dr SW Washington DC 20024-2000

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 202-245-4715

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Driving Directions

From 395 North:
Take 395 NORTH across the 14th Street Bridge. Take Exit #2 POTOMAC PARK/PARK POLICE. Follow the signs towards Hains Point. Turn Left onto Buckeye Dr. Take a right onto Ohio Dr. Keep straight to the tip of the point. The picnic area is fenced in where the two playgrounds are located.

From 395 South:
Take the Exit #2 towards POTOMAC PARK/PARK POLICE. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Ohio Dr. Follow the signs towards Hains Point. Keep straight to the tip of the point. The picnic area is fenced in where the two playgrounds are located.

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