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Riverbend Park


Riverbend Park
[ 8700 Potomac Hills Street ] [ Great Falls, VA 22066 ] [ 703-759-9018 ]

Normal Hours
Weekdays
Normal Hours
Weekends
Winter Hours*
Weekdays
Winter Hours*
Weekends
Visitor Center 9-5, closed Tuesdays Visitor Center 12-5 Visitor Center 11-4, closed Tuesdays Visitor Center 11-4
*Winter Hours = December, January, February          >>> HOLIDAY HOURS

Tucked away in a remote river setting, Riverbend Park has over 400 acres of forest, meadows, and ponds. Trails include a 2.5 mile portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail linking national and regional parkland. Kayakers and canoeists can enjoy exploring many islands in the Potomac River. Serious anglers and families can bring a boat or fish from the shady riverbank. Nature highlights include spectacular river views, beautiful wildflowers and birds. Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to dusk, hours posted. Gates are locked at closing time.

Facilities include a visitor center with snack bar, gift shop, exhibits and riverside picnic area. The park also has a nature center which is available for rent call 703-759-9018. The park's picnic shelter is available by reservation. Call 703-324-8732.

Attractions

Natural LinksNature Links
Riverbend's location along the Potomac River make it a naturally unique and sensitive area. Spectacular birding and beautiful wildflowers are just a few of the precious resources wildlife lovers come to explore.
PicnicsPicnics
The picnic area located near the river is equipped with picnic tables and grills. Perfect for family picnics. OPEN FIRES ARE PROHIBITED.
Programs/EventsPrograms/Events
Riverbend Park offers programs, classes, and tours for all ages; with programs for school groups, scouts, families, and individuals. Don't miss the annual Virginia Indian Festival!
Hiking TrailsHiking Trails
Trails through upland forests and along the river are perfect for short hikes with the family and if you are looking for longer more adventurous hikes Riverbend Park has the trails for you.
River InformationRiver Information
The upper Potomac River from Riverbend Park is a perfect spot to launch a canoe, kayak, or jon boats. NO jet skis, big boats, or tubes are permitted in this shallow rocky section.
Visitor CenterVisitor Center
A great place to take a break. Center includes self-guided activities for children, live animal displays,natural and cultural exhibits, snack bar, ice cream and gift shop. Public restrooms are located on deck of visitor center.

Women Unplugged Weekend 2014

Women Unplugged Weekend
October 4-5, 2014
Sat. 9 a.m. - Sun. 3 p.m.

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Explore your rugged side with the help of Riverbend naturalists during this women- only weekend. Enjoy a kayak float trip, camp, learn about edible plants, and more. The program runs Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 5. Participants should be at least 16 years old and everyone must register in advance. Participants who choose to camp must provide all camping equipment. Indoor camping also available. Cost: $200 - includes kayaking equipment, float trip transportation, dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

For more information or to register, contact Julie Gurnee at 703-759-9018 or Julie.Gurnee@fairfaxcounty.gov.



Cora Mantis Mama: Riverbend Naturalist Michelle Brannon shares her story of birthing mantises
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Directions

Facility Address and Phone Number:
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA 22066
703-759-9018


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