Riverbend Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center Hours: Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
703-759-9018 TTY 711
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, Virginia
Kylie Lee

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Riverbend Park Hours and Fees

Tucked away in a remote river setting, Riverbend Park has more than 400 acres of forest, meadows and ponds. Trails include a 2.5-mile portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail that links national and regional parkland. Paddlers enjoy exploring islands in the Potomac River. Families and serious anglers bring boats or fish from the shady riverbank. Nature lovers from all around come for the highlights, including spectacular river views, beautiful wildflowers and birds. The park features a magnificent display of bluebells in the spring.

Riverbend Park has a visitor center with snacks, a gift shop, exhibits and riverside picnic areas. The park's nature center, separate from the visitor center, can be rented by calling the park at 703-759-9018. A picnic area and pavilion are available to rent through the Riverbend Picnics page.

High Visitation

Riverbend Park has high visitation weekends and holidays, usually between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. During high visitation, there may be significant delays entering the park.

When the park fills, entry to the park will close until enough parking spaces become available. During these delays, vehicles may not park near the entrance sign or along Jeffery Road to wait. Please respect our park neighbors. Consider returning at a different time.

Riverbend Park staff will be working to direct traffic and parking, please be respectful and follow their instructions.

Boat Rentals

For Boat Rental Hours, visit Riverbend Park Boating

Daily and Holiday Hours


*A group is any organized gathering or activity. Prepayment can be arranged by calling the visitor center. Groups will receive a pass after payment. Please keep the pass available. Staff may check for fee compliance.

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