Rock Creek Park

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Washington, District of Columbia

Rock Creek Park Washington Reviews

Andy99 Andy99
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A greenspace in the middle of Washington, DC Apr 28, 2012
Rock Creek Park is a park and natural area running the length of Northwest Washington, DC, from the Maryland line to the Potomac River. It follows the valley of Rock Creek, a tributary of the Potomac. Rock Creek Park offers area residents and visitors much to do. There are hiking trails marked from "moderate" to "strenuous", cycling and jogging paths, a nature center and planetarium, picnic areas, tennis courts, sports fields, and historic sites. I've hiked the length of the park and enjoy the historic sites like the 19th century Pierce Mill. (The only surviving gristmill in the District.)

The park widens considerably north of the National Zoo, a part of the park's landscape. Beach Drive runs the length of the park and can be driven, but parts of the road may be closed during weekends. There is also Rock Creek and its natural landscape to enjoy. Even a waterfall! You wouldn't know you were in the middle of the Nation's Capital!

Rock Creek Park is administered by the National Park Service. There is no charge to enjoy the park.

Check it out!
Pierce Mill Waterfall
Rock Creek at Pierce Mill Dam
Pierce Mill (ca. 1820)
Pierce Mill
2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
HuBison says:
I HATE driving through Rock Creek-I get lost EVERY time; it never fails :(
Posted on: Sep 20, 2012
williamsworld says:
Ok Andy, I think you just need to write a book.
Posted on: May 04, 2012
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