Riverbend Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center Hours: Closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, Virginia

John Callow,

Riverbend Park Hours and Fees

Hours of Operation

Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to dusk.

Closing times are posted at the park.

Gates are locked at closing time.

Visitor Center

March through October

Weekdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesdays

Weekends: Noon-5 p.m.

November through February

All days: Noon-4 p.m., closed Tuesdays

Boat Rentals

For Boat Rental Hours, visit Riverbend Park Boating


For further information about parks and permits, call 703-324-8516.



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 for rent by calling 703-324-8732.

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 a boat or fish from shady riverbank. Nature highlights include spectacular river views, beautiful wildflowers and birds. The park features a magnificent display of bluebells in the spring.

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