Things to do
Piscataway Crossing Regional Park is a great location to launch your car-top canoe or kayak. With steps down the riverbank, access is into the Potomac River, and offers breathtaking views of the area, as well as close-up views of both Mason and Harrison Islands in the Potomac. Boats must be carried on car tops as no trailers are allowed. Only non-motorized boats are allowed. No motorboats or jet skis are permitted.
Enjoy fishing at Piscataway Crossing Regional Park from the comfort of your canoe or kayak. The Potomac River in this location has a wide variety of fish species and the waters here are calm enough to fish from your personal watercraft. Boats must be carried on car tops as no trailers are allowed. Only non-motorized boats are allowed. No motorboats or jet skis are permitted. Fishing is permitted from designated areas only. All Virginia fishing requires a valid license.
Piscataway Crossing Regional Park features a loop trail on the lower portion of the park property. The trail offers brilliant views of the Potomac River, as well as the local foliage and wildlife. Please note that some areas of the property may not be accessible to the public because of livestock grazing, safety issues, or environmental sensitivity. Please adhere to the marked trail route.
Hunting For History In Loudoun County
Looking for a fun, safe family activity? Print out our fun and educational scavenger hunt, jump in the car, and set out on a Loudoun County adventure!
Park History Interpretive Series: The Monacan Confederacy and Culture
Native Americans occupied the region as early as 10,000 years ago and archeological studies of Piscataway Crossing Regional Park have found evidence of human existence on the land there as early as 8,500 years ago. The land which is now Piscataway Regional Park was likely occupied by Monacan and Algonquian people at different times in history.
Park History Interpretive Series: The Piscataway People of the Potomac
Piscataway Crossing Regional Park is named for a Native American tribe which once lived in the area and thrived from the abundance of the Potomac River.
The Piscataway were one of the tribes encountered by Captain John Smith during his early explorations of the Potomac River. At that time their capital town was in Maryland, across the Potomac River from where Mount Vernon would later be built, and next to Piscataway Creek.