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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).
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