District of Columbia Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in District of Columbia? View District of Columbia parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

African American Civil War Memorial National Memorial, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions The memorial is located at the corner of Vermont Avenue, 10th St, and U Street NW, near the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station. Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas African American Civil War Memorial National Memorial Official Website African American Civil War Memorial National Memorial Map Over 200,000 African-American soldiers and sailors served in the U.S. Army and Navy during the Civil War. Their service helped to end the war and free over four million slaves. The African American Civil War Memorial honors their service and sacrifice.

Anacostia Park, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions Anacostia Park is located in South East Washington DC running parallel to the Anacostia river. The park can be accessed from the South Capitol bridge over the Anacostia river across from the Nationals baseball stadium. You could also enter from Pennsylvania avenue over the Anacostia river as well. Phone (202) 472-3884 Activities BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Anacostia Park Official Website Anacostia Park Map Welcome to Anacostia Park, your neighborhood national park in the heart of Washington, DC! Enjoy exercise along the river trail or relax by the water, Anacostia Park is a breath of fresh air and a space to unwind amid a

Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality NM is located on Capitol Hill at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street, NE, next to the Hart Senate Office building. It is a free-standing, federal style brick house surrounded by a black cast-iron fence. The entrance for museum tours and the museum shop is located on 2nd Street with the lift accessible entrance located to the side of the museum next to the Hart Senate Office Building. The doors facing Constitution Avenue are not entrances. Phone (202) 543-2240 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument Official Website Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument Map Home to the National Woman’s Party for nearly

Capitol Hill Parks, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Phone (202) 690-5185 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Capitol Hill Parks Official Website Capitol Hill Parks Map The Capitol Hill Parks include several park areas east of the U.S. Capitol. Included in this group are Folger, Lincoln, Stanton, and Marion Parks, the Eastern Market and Potomac Avenue Metro stations, and several smaller land parcels such as Seward Square, Twining Square, the Maryland Avenue Triangles, the Pennsylvania Avenue Medians, and 59 inner-city triangles and squares.

Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions From The National Mall travel east onto Constitution Avenue NW, until you come to 12th Street (which is a one-way street). Make a left turn onto 12th Street. Continue traveling north on 12th Street NW, until you come to Rhode Island Avenue. Make a right turn onto Rhode Island Avenue. Keep straight on Rhode Island Avenue, until you come to 9th Street. Make a right turn onto 9th Street. Keep straight and 1538 9th Street will be the third house on the right (the red brick one). Phone (202) 426-5961 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site Official Website Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site

Civil War Defenses of Washington, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions Please call 202-829-4650. Directions vary based on your preference of site. Phone (202) 829-2163 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Civil War Defenses of Washington Official Website Civil War Defenses of Washington Map On forested hills surrounding the nation’s capital are the remnants of a complex system of Civil War fortifications. These strategic buttresses transformed the young capital into one of the world’s most fortified cities. By 1865, 68 forts and 93 batteries armed with over 800 cannons encircled Washington, DC. Today, you can visit 17 of the original sites now managed by the National Park Service.

Constitution Gardens, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions Parking Because of limited parking availability, public transportation is recommended. Street parking is available on Constitution Ave. during posted hours. Bicycle Sidewalks and paved paths are open to bicycles in the park. Please walk your bicycle across the footbridge to Signers Island. Public Transportation Constitution Gardens is approximately 1 mile from three Metro stops: Foggy Bottom, Farragut West Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Constitution Gardens Official Website Constitution Gardens Map Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks actually protects some of the older parkland in the National Park System. Areas within this premier park provide visitors with ample opportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage and sacrifice of war veterans;

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site is located on 10th Street between E and F streets. The site is within walking distance of the Metro stops at Metro Center and Gallery Place. Parking garages and metered street parking are located nearby. Phone (202) 426-6924 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site Official Website Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site Map Explore Ford’s Theatre NHS, discover Abraham Lincoln’s life in Washington, D.C., the struggle for a united country, and the motivation behind Lincoln’s assassination. The National Park Service and the Ford’s Theatre Society present a variety of programs year round.

Fort Dupont Park, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions No physical address. Best address to use is as follows; 3600 F Street SE Washington D.C. Phone (202) 829-2163 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Fort Dupont Park Picnic Areas Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Fort Dupont Park Official Website Fort Dupont Park Map Welcome to Fort Dupont Park in Washington DC! At 376-acres, the wooded park was once home to earthen fort built to protect the capital during the Civil War. Today, visitors can see the fort’s earthworks and escape to the great outdoors. Activities include picnics, nature walks, biking, gardening, environmental education, music, and ranger-led programs.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Memorial, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS Coordinates: 38.883625, -77.043868 Address: 400 West Basin Drive SW, Washington, D.C. Nearest Intersection: West Basin Drive SW & Ohio Drive. SW Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Memorial Official Website Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Memorial Map These words by President Roosevelt ushered the United States into World War Two and defined what it is to be an American. Stop by this secluded memorial and begin to understand the Roosevelt legacy in the park’s largest memorial.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions The site can be reached by car, public transportation, or on foot. See the directions page of the website for more detailed information. Phone (202) 426-5961 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Official Website Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Map Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. People everywhere still find inspiration today in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity. Douglass’s legacy is preserved here at Cedar Hill, where he lived his last 17 years.

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions The park is located in North East Washington D.C. south of route 50 and Baltimore Washington Parkway. The park is also within the D.C. Kenilworth community and the Anacostia river runs along the park boundary. Interstate 295 runs parallel to the park. Phone (202) 692-6080 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens Official Website Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens Map In an age old dance wind, water, and land combine here. Sparkling in the sun on a breezy day, this natural area of Anacostia Park has origins in a 1926 act of Congress to preserve the forests, water quality,

Korean War Veterans Memorial Memorial, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS Coordinates: 38.887778, -77.047660 Address: 10 Daniel French Dr, SW, Washington, D.C. Nearest Intersection: Independence Ave. & Daniel Chester French Dr. SW Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Korean War Veterans Memorial Memorial Official Website Korean War Veterans Memorial Memorial Map Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.

Lincoln Memorial Memorial, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS Coordinates: 38.889321, -77.050166 Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, NW, Washington, D.C. Nearest Intersection: Independence Ave. SW & Daniel Chester French Dr. SW Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Lincoln Memorial Memorial Official Website Lincoln Memorial Memorial Map “In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial National Memorial, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS Coordinates: 38.886298, -77.044415 GPS navigation: 1850 West Basin Drive SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 Nearest Intersection: West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial National Memorial Official Website Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial National Memorial Map Located in downtown Washington, DC, the memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice. A prominent leader in the modern civil rights movement, Dr. King was a tireless advocate for racial equality, working class, and the oppressed around the world.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Baltimore and Points North: Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south to US Route 50 west (which becomes New York Avenue). Take New York Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue and continue west. Turn right onto 13th Street. Go one block and turn left onto ‘N’ Street. Go another block and turn right onto Vermont Avenue. 1318 is one half block up the street on the left. Street parking is limited and restricted. Please read the street signs carefully. Phone (202) 673-2402 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Official Website Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Map Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at

National Capital Parks-East, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions DC295 South to the Exit for I-694/I-395/Capitol Hill then a left Exit 4B to 11th St SE/MLK Jr Ave. Turn Left at light onto 11st/MLK JR. ** I-295 North to Exit 4B to 11th St SE/MLK Jr Ave. Turn Right at the light. ** From downtown DC: I-395 to I-695/SW Freeway, take Exit 1C 11th St SE. Turn Right onto 11th St ** ** At the light turn Right onto Good Hope Road. At the Stop Sign turn Left. Turn Left at the next road way. Phone (202) 690-5185 Activities BIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas National Capital Parks-East Official Website National Capital Parks-East Map Welcome to National Capital Parks-East. We

National Mall and Memorial Parks, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions National Mall and Memorial Parks preserves more than one thousand acres of federal parkland in Washington, DC, including: the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC War Memorial, and East and West Potomac Parks; Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site. Phone (202) 426-6841 Activities BOATING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds HAINS POINT PICNIC AREA (East Potomac Park) Parkway Drive-Volleyball Courts Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas National Mall and Memorial Parks Official Website National Mall and Memorial Parks Map Each year, millions of people visit National Mall and Memorial Parks to recreate, to commemorate presidential legacies, to

Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site is part of National Mall and Memorial Parks. The avenue is among the world’s more famous streets and is known the world over as the heart of the Nation’s Capital, extending through the corridors of Federal power and influence. “America’s Main Street” visually connects, yet separates, the White House from the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court buildings. Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site Official Website Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site Map A street unlike any other. It is known the world over as the heart of the Nation’s Capital. America’s history has marched, paraded, promenaded, and protested

President’s Park (White House), District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions The White House is located in downtown Washington, DC, directly north of the Washington Monument. The park boundaries are between 17th and 15th Streets NW on the east and west and between Constitution Ave NW and H St NW on the north and south. The nearest Metro stations are Farragut North/South, McPherson Square, and Federal Triangle. The park visitor center is located at 15th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. Phone (202) 208-1631 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas President’s Park (White House) Official Website President’s Park (White House) Map Every president except George Washington has called the White House and its surrounding grounds his place of work, rest,

Rock Creek Park, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions Ample parking for hiking, biking and visiting the Nature Center is located at 5200 Glover Rd, NW. Administrative offices are located at 3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW. Rock Creek Park is a large urban park stretching from the Maryland – DC border to the Potomac River. Rock Creek Park also administers 99 separate neighborhood small sites. A large network of public roads provide access to all points administered by Rock Creek Park. Phone (202) 895-6000 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Rock Creek Park Group Picnic Areas Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Rock Creek Park Official Website Rock Creek Park Map Rock Creek Park is truly

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Memorial, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS Coordinates: 38.881387, -77.036508 Thomas Jefferson Memorial is part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. The site lies at the southern end of the National Mall, adjacent to the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park. The memorial rests within the sightline to and from the White House, which stands one mile to the north. Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Thomas Jefferson Memorial Memorial Official Website Thomas Jefferson Memorial Memorial Map Author of the Declaration of Independence, statesman and visionary for the founding of a nation.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS Coordinates: 38.891112, -77.047626 Address: 5 Henry Bacon Drive NW, Washington, D.C. Nearest Intersection: Henry Bacon Drive & Constitution Ave. NW Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Official Website Vietnam Veterans Memorial Map Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.

Washington Monument, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS Coordinates: 38.889463, -77.035237 Address: 2 15th St. NW Washington, D.C. Nearest Intersection: 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas Washington Monument Official Website Washington Monument Map Built to honor George Washington, the United States’ first president, the 555-foot marble obelisk towers over Washington, D.C.

World War II Memorial, District of Columbia Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS Coordinates: 38.889413, -77.040553 Address: 1750 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. Nearest Intersection: 17th St. & Independence Ave. SW Phone (202) 426-6841 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: District of Columbia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: District of Columbia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More District of Columbia Recreation Areas World War II Memorial Official Website World War II Memorial Map Through stone architecture and bronze sculptures, the World War II Memorial recognizes the ways Americans served, honors those who fell, and recognizes the victory they achieved to restore freedom and end tyranny around the globe.