- States: MD, VA
- NPCA Region: Mid-Atlantic
- Est. Date: 1966
At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800-acre park only 15 miles from the nation's capital.
Greetings from Great Falls Park
I've been here many times, on both sides of the river, and always marvel at how beautiful and powerful and unique are the falls and the Potomac -- all this just a few miles from my home in Northern Va.
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