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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Theodore Roosevelt Island is an 88.5 acre island in the Potomac River. It is maintained as a National Park and has various walking trails
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river” (37 reviews)
“walking trails” (13 reviews)
“kennedy center” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

...but you are actually in the middle of the Potomac! Unfortunately you are next to a freeway and under the traffic pattern of the planes landing at Reagan National Airport, so the ambience is less than ideal. But the forested island provides nice hiking trails...More

Thank 523SM523
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We headed to the island to attend parkrun on a Saturday morning. What an amazing place to walk around. Really nice trails to explore, lots of trees and not too many people about. There are no cars on the island at all, and access is...More

Thank epicmac
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

A great place for a walk right in the middle of the river. Lots of trails just watch out for bikes just after you leave the island.

Thank John C
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Arrived by Metro (Rosslyn) and via Mt Vernon Trial (bike and car can also take you to the bridge). It's a great little get-away place for runners and walkers. A plane flies over every few minutes (so that's why they don't live on this island...More

Thank lelantos0717
Reviewed 2 October 2017

if you have the opportunity, park along side the GW parkway (free parking) and take the walkway bridge over to TR Island. it's a piece of wilderness in the DC area. trail maps are available and the monument is a treasure hunt. trails are generally...More

Thank akeim1
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Theodore Roosevelt Island is a great spot to visit. His statue is very impressive--the entire area is beautiful. Also, a great place to walk! In fact, we walked from DC to get there. It is awesome.

Thank Connie Y
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Teddy Roosevelt Island would be mobbed if it were easier to get to. In fact, finding it by car or bike/on foot is pretty challenging, so it's still a pretty out-of-the-way gem. A small island, TRI is crisscrossed by numerous walking trails, some snaking around...More

Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I visited this island for a Saturday morning parkrun and on the drive there, it looked like a bit of a swamp. Walking across onto the island though and into the area where the statue is, it seems to be more of a hidden gem....More

Thank MikeStrachan
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This park is on an island in the middle of the Potomac River between DC and Virginia. It is a natural area with dirt paths wandering throughout the area. It is filled with trees, birds, and pure nature. It is very refreshing to be able...More

Thank Kathy398
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I am ashamed, we have lived in DC area for years and never made it to the park. It is a nature park with trails for different levels of walkers and joggers. Discovered the history of the Mason family as well as President Roosevelt 's...More

Thank travelingsavery
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Chrys B
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Response from Carter H | Reviewed this property |
"Dogs are permitted on Theodore Roosevelt Island if they are wearing a leash no longer than 6 feet and the owner is holding the leash at all times."
Haley B
20 April 2016|
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Response from Eva C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's free parking right at the entrance, which is right off the George Washington Parkway (North bound).