Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park is a large urban park that bisects the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. The park was created by an Act of Congress in 1890, and today is administered by the National Park Service. In addition to the park proper, the Rock Creek administrative unit of the National Park Service administers various other federally owned properties in the District of Columbia located to the north and west of the National Mall, including Meridian Hill Park on 16th Street, N.W., the Old Stone House in Georgetown, and certain of the Fort Circle Parks, a series of batteries and forts encircling the District of Columbia for its defense during the U.S. Civil War.
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Range through idyllic forest and creek-side ecosystems on this mellow loop throu…
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If you're short on time but want to sample the natural landscapes of Rock Creek …
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Visitors will cross bridges, read informative exhibit panels and see the histori…
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Follow the blue blazes that mark this route along Rock Creek and Beach Drive. Re…
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This enjoyable loop features a historically important Civil War fort, a poet's c…
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