Attention: Time change for all picnic areas during April 25, 2014 through May 25, 2014 and September 1, 2014 through May 25, 2015: Half days will be from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 pm and 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m; Full days will be from 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

HAINS POINT PICNIC AREA (East Potomac Park), DC

Hains Point Picnic Areas are located in East Potomac Park. Reservations for picnic areas (A, B, C, D) are required seven days a week (Sunday through Saturday) all year-round. Hains Point is at the southern tip of East Potomac Park, and offers beautiful views of the Potomac River...
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The following items are prohibited:
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Live bands.
  • DJs and amplified sound.
  • Propane grills.
  • Pets without leashes.
  • Moon bounces.
  • Pony rides.
  • Carnival rides.
  • Generators.
  • Food trucks or catering at facility (loading/unloading of catered food is allowed).

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    HAINS POINT PICNIC AREA GROUP PICNIC AREA 75 Accessible Pull-Through
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water
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    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Hains Point Picnic Areas are located in East Potomac Park. Reservations for picnic areas (A, B, C, D) are required seven days a week (Sunday through Saturday) all year-round.

    Natural Features:

    Hains Point is at the southern tip of East Potomac Park, and offers beautiful views of the Potomac River, Anacostia River and the Washington Channel. Surrounded by beautiful greenery and trees, the area is a popular destination for a delightful picnic and relaxation.

    Recreation:

    Hains Point Picnic Areas are a convenient spot to have a picnic near the water. Other popular activities on Hains Point include fishing, bicycling, running, and playtime for the kids on the playground.

    Facilities:

    Hains Point offers four picnic areas for reservation (Areas: A, B, C, D). Each area accommodates up to 75 people. Picnic areas include limited picnic benches with no shelters. A public restroom is located in the area. Limited parking is available. There are no electrical outlets and grills are not provided.

    Picnic areas can be reserved for half day $90.00 (8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.); full day $180.00 (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.).

    Nearby Attractions:

    East Potomac Park offers additional attractions managed by outside agencies including the East Potomac Swimming Pool (DC Department of Parks and Recreation) and the East Potomac Golf Course.

    Other local attractions within approximately a five-mile radius include: Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, WWII Memorial, and the National Mall.

    Booking Window
    Thu Sep 04 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Sat Mar 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Parking
    • Accessible Picnic Areas
    • Biking
    • Fishing
    • Flush Toilets
    • Playground
    Within 10 Miles
    • Concessions
    • Golf
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis Courts
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

    Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
    Half day $90.00.
    Full day $180.00.
    No refund for cancellation.

    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Mar 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    GROUP PICNIC AREA $90.00
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    GROUP PICNIC AREA $90.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    38.85917, -77.02278
    38°51'33"N, 77°1'22"W

    From 395 North:
    Take 395 NORTH across the 14th Street Bridge. Take Exit #2 POTOMAC PARK/PARK POLICE. Follow the signs towards Hains Point. Turn Left onto Buckeye Dr. Take a right onto Ohio Dr. Keep straight to the tip of the point. The picnic area is fenced in where the two playgrounds are located.

    From 395 South:
    Take the Exit #2 towards POTOMAC PARK/PARK POLICE. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Ohio Dr. Follow the signs towards Hains Point. Keep straight to the tip of the point. The picnic area is fenced in where the two playgrounds are located.

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    HAINS POINT PICNIC AREA (East Potomac Park)
    National Mall & Memorial Parks 900 Ohio Dr SW
    Washington  DC  20024-2000

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (202)245-4715