Little Hunting Creek is a 11-square-mile watershed located on the east side of Fairfax County and drains to the Potomac River.
Major Stream and Tributaries
Paul Spring Branch, North Branch and South Branch
The headwaters of Little Hunting Creek are located in Huntley Meadows Park. Much of the land in the Little Hunting Creek watershed was once owned by George Washington. The original name for his home was Little Hunting Creek Plantation, which was later changed to Mount Vernon.
Little Hunting Creek Watershed Management Plan
The Little Hunting Creek Watershed Management Plan was adopted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Feb. 7, 2005.
- Full Plan (45 MB)
- Acknowledgements, Table of Contents and Executive Summary
- Chapter 1 - Introduction
- Chapter 2 - Watershed Condition
- Chapter 3 - Subwatershed Condition
- Chapter 4 - Plan Strategy
- Chapter 5 - Policy and Land Use Recommendations
- Appendix A - Glossary
- Appendix B - Acronyms and Abbreviations
- Appendix C - Project Fact Sheets
- Appendix D - Stream Restoration Information
- Appendix E - Contact Sources
- Appendix F - Watershed Modeling Process
Several projects have been completed or are under development from the watershed plan. Please see the project list website for a list of these projects
For additional information, please email the Stormwater Planning Division or call 703-324-5500, TTY 71