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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.

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.

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'll 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.

Maps & Guidebooks

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

Gems in Theodore Roosevelt Island - 1

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Swamp Trail Overlook

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Runs in Theodore Roosevelt Island - 1

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Favorite Theodore Roosevelt
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Roosevelt Island Loop

1.7 mi 2.7 km • Out and Back • 36 ft Ascent 10.93 m Ascent

(17) Washing…, DC

Trails in Theodore Roosevelt Island - 3

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1.4 mi 2.2 km #1Swamp Trail
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1.4 mi 2.2 km Washington, D.C., DC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Upland Trail
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0.7 mi 1.2 km Washington, D.C., DC
0.4 mi 0.7 km #3Woods Trail
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0.4 mi 0.7 km Washington, D.C., DC

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A massive Theodore Roosevelt greets you on your way into the park.
Jan 26, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Theodore Roosevelt
Jan 18, 2016 near Washing…, DC
TR Island Great Blue Heron 2
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Georgetown from TR Island
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC
View from the north side of Roosevelt Island - 17 March 2019.
Mar 17, 2019 near Washing…, DC
Theodore Roosevelt Island scene
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Male Cardinal
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Winter on the Upland Trail.
Jan 18, 2016 near Washing…, DC