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Turkey Run Park


Turkey Run Park’s 700-acres of forest provide habitat for over 140 species of breeding and migratory birds, as well as a large diversity of reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals. Nesting birds include pileated woodpecker, wood duck, wood thrush, and Louisiana waterthrush. The spectacular spring wildflower display attracts a multitude of butterflies. The site includes a number of walking trails and access to the 10-mile Potomac Heritage Trail.


From Previous Site on the Great Falls Loop of VBWT:

From Potomac Overlook Regional Park, return on Marcey Road to Military Road and turn right. Travel 1.4 miles and turn right at the Chain Bridge sign, just before the T-intersection on Military Road. Continue 0.4 miles and turn left onto SR 123. Proceed 1.0 miles to the George Washington Memorial Parkway/I-495 entrance. Continue 1.9 miles north on the parkway and turn right at the Turkey Run Park sign. Proceed 0.1 miles and follow the signs to the park.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: National Park Service: 703-289-2500
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily 6am - 10pm

Birds Recently Seen at Turkey Run Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Ovenbird
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Bald Eagle
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • American Crow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Canada Goose
  • Mallard

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms