Riverbend Park, Great Falls

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#7 of 18 in Parks in Fairfax County
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  • A little bit of a windy drive, but worth it. Awesome visitor's center. You can rent kayaks but watch out for the current it is really strong at times. Nice trails along the Potomac. Great place to tak...  more »
  • ... and still never tire of it! Used to take our son there from toddler to elementary school. Not I take my two grandsons! They are just as fascinated watching turtles, small fish, and innocuous black...  more »
  • Riverbend Park is up the Potomac River from Great Falls Park.It is not nearly as well-known and is less visited. Parking is somewhat limited. Going up-river takes the hiker along the river, then away ...  more »
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  • By far or favorite park. It's by the Potomac river, and you can rent various canoes/kayaks/fishing rowboats (kayaks rental requires you've taken a safety class with them prior). The visitor center sells the basics (water, ocean, fishing stuff), and the restrooms are decent. The aren't that many grills (but plenty of tables), so bring yours if you got one. Trails are excellent, and if you're up to it, you can hike to Great Falls and enjoy the waterfalls (~45mins each way).
  • I'd heard of Riverbend Park from my husband and a friend and maybe I'd been there before, so when my husband and I were thinking of what we should do after attending Easter sunrise service at our church I thought going to Riverbend Park to see the Virginia bluebells would be a nice way to spend a beautiful morning. We took a leisurely walk along the river and marveled at the thousands of bluebells. Definitely going back!
  • Well, Riverbend is great picnic area if you are not looking for something else. Small but not crowded. Parking lot, restroom, picnic tables, fishing, kayaking, walking trails are great.
  • Very nice, clean and calm area. Love to be relaxed beside river. Trial to Great falls park is awesome.
  • Nice place for small hikes. The trails along the river are fun and inetesting any time.

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