Rock Creek Park is in Washington, D.C. Its Nature Center is located at 5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20015. Visit the National Park Service’s website for Rock Creek Park to find current park alerts.
A favorite destination for birders, geologists, and all kinds of naturalists, Rock Creek Park is an outdoor classroom for studying nature, history, and the effects of an urban setting on a park. This forested oasis in Washington, D.C., boasts a wealth of subjects for exploration—from flora and fauna to abandoned quarries, old mill sites, and Civil War forts. Trails wind through the park’s diverse terrain, revealing patterns in the landscape—natural communities, which are predictable combinations of plants and animals that occur in different habitats.
Ready to see the park through the eyes of a naturalist? Explore below, and make your next hike an adventure!