Jones Point Park

Important Notices

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Description

Jones Point Park offers a haven for wildlife amidst the Washington, D.C.-Arlington urban area. From the parking lot, follow signs to the Jones Point Lighthouse and cross the recreational field to access trails that circle a hardwood forest. The 80-foot trees that make up the forest are great habitat for viewing fall and spring birds that are drawn to these woodlands furing migration in search of food and cover. The trail down to the Potomac River offers spectacular views of waterbirds, wintering waterfowl and bald eagles. The Mount Vernon trail runs from Jones Point southward through the next two sites. The determined adventurer can make a day of hiking or biking along part of this trail while enjoying wildlife and scenic vistas along the Potomac

Directions

From I-95, exit onto US 1 North (Exit 1). Take the first right turn onto Franklin Street. Travel 0.3 miles, turn right on South Royal Street and proceed 0.2 miles.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: National Park Service: 703-289-2500, gwmp_vssouth@nps.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Jones Point Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Rock Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Black Vulture
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms