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Piscataway Park

In southern Maryland, near Accokeek

 

This attractive park stretches 6 mi along the Potomoc River from Piscataway Creek to Marshall Hall, part of a plan to preserve the river view from Mount Vernon as it was in George Washington's day. The park also has serene spots to picnic, bird-watch, view the mansion across the Potomac, and tour the working 18th-century National Colonial Farm. Preservation efforts began in 1952, and the park was authorized on October 4, 1961.

 

WHAT TO SEE & DO

Backcountry hiking, bird-watching, fishing, picnicking, touring farm. Facilities: Picnic area. Tips & Hints: Farm tours run by separate, nonprofit organization; call for details. Busiest Apr.-Oct., least crowded Dec. and Jan.

 

FEES & HOURS

Free. Open daily dawn-dusk.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

14 mi south of Washington, DC, via I-95 (Capital Beltway) to Exit ЗА to Rte. 210 south (Indian Head Hwy.); drive 10 mi to intersection in Accokeek, turn right on Bryan's Point Rd., park is 4 mi ahead on the Potomac River. Closest airport: Washington, DC (Reagan, 21 mi).

 

CONTACTS

Piscataway Park (c/o Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington, MD 20744, tel. 301/763-4600). National Colonial Farm tour reservations (tel. 301/283-2113).

Piscataway Park. Basic information for visitors wanting to see the Piscataway Park In southern Maryland, near Accokeek

Piscataway Park. Basic information for visitors wanting to see the Piscataway Park In southern Maryland, near Accokeek