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Theodore Roosevelt Island

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In the 1930s what once was overgrown and neglected farmland was transformed by landscape architects into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist. The architects brilliantly devised a design that mimicked the natural forest that once covered the island. Today, visitors can enjoy miles of trails through swampy bottomlands and wooded uplands that serve as a memorial to America's 26th president.

To learn more about Theodore Roosevelt Island, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Amenities:
The restrooms located on the island are closed during the winter, typically from October to April. During this time, a portable toilet is located near the restrooms.

Fees & Passes:
There is no fee to enter Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Visiting Tips

Theodore Roosevelt Island is open year round from 6 am to 10 pm.

Camping & Lodging

There is no camping in the park.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a variety of free brochures to help plan your visit, click here.

Food & Drink

Nearby Rosslyn, Virginia has many restaurants and hotels. Several cafes and sandwich shops and cafes (with food options that would be ideal for a picnic) are only a 10-15 minute walk from Theodore Roosevelt Island.

After the Run: Local Favorites

Mother Rucker Subs Great place, small owned, and awesome tunes!!
Hip Hop Fish & Chicken Yes, yes, yes! The absolute best fish and chicken that I have ever head since the early days of Popyeye's! Even better than Kochix...sorry but it is! Only missing the sauces.
Panda Gourmet The lamb with cumin is dry-fried and served under a forest of cilantro, chilis, fat slices of garlic and bell pepper.

Other Activities

The park offers several other activities apart from walking or running the variety of trails in the park. Spend some time birding or wildlife viewing, as you will find the park is a great habitat for wading birds, raptors, and warblers. Wildflowers are spectacular in the spring and early summer. Or enjoy an easy, flat water paddle around the island on the Potomac River. Visit Theodore Roosevelt Island's
website for more information on the park's other activities.

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