Trails include a 2.5 mile portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail linking national and regional parkland. Kayakers and canoeists can enjoy exploring many islands in the Potomac River. Serious anglers and families can bring a boat or fish from the shady riverbank. Nature highlights include spectacular river views, beautiful wildflowers and birds. Park grounds are open from 7am to dusk, hours posted. Gates are locked at closing time.
Riverbend's location along the Potomac River make it a naturally unique and sensitive area. Spectacular birding and beautiful wildflowers are just a few of the precious resources wildlife lovers come to explore. Trails through upland forests and along the river are perfect for short hikes with the family and if you are looking for longer more adventurous hikes Riverbend Park has the trails for you. The picnic area located near the river is equipped with picnic tables and grills. Perfect for family picnics. The upper Potomac River from Riverbend Park is a perfect spot to launch a canoe, kayak, or jon boats.
A great place to take a break. Center includes self-guided activities for children, live animal displays,natural and cultural exhibits, snack bar, ice cream and gift shop. Public restrooms are located on deck of visitor center.Riverbend Park offers programs, classes, and tours for all ages; with programs for school groups, scouts, families, and individuals. Don't miss the annual Virginia Indian Festival!
(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)
Handicapped parking is provided and accessbile restrooms are located inside the visitor’s center.