Places We Protect

Great Falls Park


Elevated view looking down through the Potomac Gorge. The Potomac River flows through a dramatic landscape of tall, bare rock cliffs topped by mature, leafy green trees.
GREAT FALLS IN SUMMER At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. © Devan King / TNC

Enjoy this dynamic natural environment, only 15 miles from the nation’s capital.