Rock Creek Park Group Picnic Areas

Washington, District of Columbia

Overview

Eight group picnic areas in Rock Creek Park are available for advance reservation from May through October. These picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis from November through April.

Recreation

Recreational activities in Rock Creek Park include: soccer, picnics, hiking, biking, roller blading, tennis, fishing, horseback riding and attending a concert or park ranger program.

Facilities

All picnic groves are equipped with multiple picnic tables, some also have fireplaces that can be used for cooking. User must provide a cooking grate or other cooking equipment. Picnic groves 1, 6, 13 and 24 have pavilions. Some sites offer access to toilet facilities, though not all. Please refer to specific grove descriptions for details.

Natural Features

Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals and the ebb and flow of Rock Creek emanate the delicate aura of the forest.

Nearby Attractions

Rock Creek Park is located near many national monuments and museums in the nation's capital.

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