Riverbend's visitor center overlooks the scenic Potomac River and the furnished outdoor deck is an ideal place to rest or have a snack after a hike.
The snack bar and gift shop at the visitor center offer drinks, ice cream, snacks and other refreshments. The gift shop has nature books, nature items, maps, fishing tackle and other souvenirs.
An Information Desk, self-guided activities for children, live animal displays and natural and cultural exhibits are also at the center. Restrooms are located on the deck at the visitor center.
The visitor center is open 9am-5pm weekdays and weekends, closed on Tuesdays, March-December. Please call ahead for holiday hours.
Natural Ways to Explore the Outdoors with Your Family
Self-guided activities, available during Visitor Center hours.
(All ages), available during visitor center hours, Riverbend Visitor Center, 703-759-9018. Rent this fun and easy to learn game. We provide the equipment and game directions. Reservations suggested. $5/2 hour rental; $10/all day rental
(All Ages), Riverbend Visitor Center, 703-759-9018. Check out the Scavenger Hunt packet, and follow the clues as they lead you through the park in search of cool nature facts. Choose from a short form that can be used in the picnic area and a longer form that will take you on a hike through the park (can be used by families and larger groups such as scouts). No reservations needed. $1
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