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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Blockhouse Point Conservation Park

View of potomac river from Blockhouse Point Conservation Park
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Blockhouse Point Conservation Park

Blockhouse Point Conservation Park is an area rich in the natural and cultural history of the Potomac Valley. This approximately 630-acre park contains a variety of exceptional resources.

This park is one of our Best Natural Areas. Natural features include mature upland forest, floodplain forest, palustrine wetlands, streams, river-rock outcrops, at least nine species of threatened, endangered, or watchlist plants, a diversity of wildlife and grand views of the Potomac River and C&O Canal.

Within Blockhouse Point Conservation Park are numerous trails that are part of the Civil War complex for which the park is named. They were once used as a wartime transportation system for supplies.