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Riverbend Park

8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA 22066-4125
+1 703-759-9018
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A little bit of a windy drive, but worth it. Awesome visitor's center.

A little bit of a windy drive, but worth it. Awesome visitor's center. You can rent kayaks but... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Washington DC
Have lived within two miles of park for 30 yrs

... and still never tire of it! Used to take our son there from toddler to elementary school. Not I... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
via mobile
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“nature center” (8 reviews)
“potomac river” (17 reviews)
“boat ramp” (5 reviews)
8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA 22066-4125
+1 703-759-9018
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

A little bit of a windy drive, but worth it. Awesome visitor's center. You can rent kayaks but watch out for the current it is really strong at times. Nice trails along the Potomac. Great place to take children. Plenty of parking, be prepared to...More

Thank L Y
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

... and still never tire of it! Used to take our son there from toddler to elementary school. Not I take my two grandsons! They are just as fascinated watching turtles, small fish, and innocuous black snakes swim close see to shore. For best info...More

Thank via60
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Riverbend Park is up the Potomac River from Great Falls Park.It is not nearly as well-known and is less visited. Parking is somewhat limited. Going up-river takes the hiker along the river, then away from the river and up a series of short hills to...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Riverbend is one of those hidden gems of Virginia. Abutting Great Falls National Park, you often find it relatively empty in comparison to busy Great Falls Park. The trails are well kept and beautiful as they wind along the Potomac. My wife and I often...More

1  Thank frank k
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It's difficult to tell where Riverbend Park ends and Great Falls Park begins since they merge together. The park is filled with trails through wooded areas - some are right beside the Potomac. Go to this park to relax and observe the trees and flow...More

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Riverbend Park is the go to place to visit when Great Falls Nat;l Park is packed. The visitor's Center has lots of interesting stuff. Summer programs for kids are fun for adults, too! One day we hung out for a raptor program. You can walk...More

Thank Maura5
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited while in the area with family. The park is great for hiking and a picnic. We were fortunate that the weather was not too cold the day we visited.

Thank VinoBambinos
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

As I had Inauguration Day off, I decided to get out and get some fresh air. I had driven past the sign for Riverbend Park many time so I decided to see what it was like. I got there just after 10 and there were...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have lived in the area for years but had never ventured to Riverbend Park until recently. This is a beautiful and tranquil area for kayaking, hiking and enjoying nature. The fall foilage was beautiful and the river was clean and fresh. For the beginner...More

Thank DM N
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Right on the Potomac River. Can picnic, hike and take out row boats. Also fun Nature exhibits. Not as crowded as Great Falls Park.

Thank Lorraine T
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1 September 2016|
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Response from Honu_Ohana | Reviewed this property |
You cannot. Sorry. See above answer but would take a lot of time and $ to get there. You can get to Rock Creek Park in DC more easily. TA will not let me put a link in the answer but go to nps [dot] gov [back slash... More
19 July 2015|
Response from sandy t | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can rent, but you can launch boat/kayaks from there. check out on fairfax county website under parktakes
John M
13 July 2015|
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Response from Agog84 | Reviewed this property |
No fees to enter or for parking when I visited this past spring :-)