Great Falls National Park - Paddling
When it comes to white water rafting in the DC area, there's no bigger challenge than the waters near Great Falls National Park. The rapids are rated from novice to extreme, so there's room for white water paddlers of all skill levels to check out this challenging spot with dramatic views of the cliffs overlooking the Potomac River.
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Spring, Summer, and Fall
Great Falls Park Vehicle Permit ($10) Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. Organized groups are not eligible for the vehicle permit. Is NOT valid for entrance into the C &O Canal National Historic Park. Great Falls Park Individual Permit ($5) Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, or equestrian. Individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge. Is NOT valid for entrance into the C &O Canal National Historic Park.