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“A treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rock Creek Regional Park

Rock Creek Regional Park
15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Rockville, MD 20855
301-948-0501
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Rockville
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Rockville, Maryland, USA
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“A treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Rock Creek Park is a gem in the heart of the Nation's Capital. While a good part of the park lies in Rockville and Montgomery County, the park actually runs through DC all the way to the Potomac. Rock Creek has often been compared to Central Park in NYC because they were both designed / developed by Olmstead, but Rock Creek is very different than it's northern cousin. The environment is a lot more natural, with fewer man made features and much more wildlife. It's great for a short stroll, long hike or simply to get lost with nature for a while.

Visited August 2014
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Sacramento, California
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“Don't miss!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Fabulous any time of year. Run, jump and play. Bring your dog. And a camera. And a frisbee to toss around.

Visited January 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“WHAT'S IN THE NAME?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Reading the Tripadvisor website for " THINGS TO DO in ROCKVILLE, MD" I was surprised to see "Rock Creek Regional Park" as an attraction. Locals do not call this area as such; it is commonly called, Lake Needwood.

For clarification, Rock Creek Regional Park (Park) includes Lake Neewood, attractions around this Lake plus other areas near-by such as the Golf Course and Needwood Mansion. Park attractions include zip line, archery, trails for walking, hiking and jogging, picnic areas/shelters, playgrounds, volleyball court, etc. Lake Needwood offers boating activities as well as fishing opportunities.

Fees are charged for the zipline, boats & related water equipments, and occupying the picnic shelters where one can do their cookouts.Rest areas can be found in the various picnic areas of the Park.

Spend a day at the Rock Creek Regional Park and Lake Needwood with your loved ones and friends. You'll surely have fun! There are activities to do for everyone, regardless of age. .

Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Pleasant suburban park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a pleasant park, with walking trails and a fairly large lake, Lake Needwood. There you can rent kayaks, canoes, rowboats, etc. or launch your own [with a permit]. It has no really beautiful spots, but is a nice escape from the surrounding suburbs.

Visited October 2012
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Chantilly, Virginia
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“Beautiful park....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I really enjoyed my visit to Rock Creek Regional Park. I found it clean and great hiking trails. Well worth a visit. Plus, I did hte Go Ape adventure and that was just incredible!!!

Visited September 2012
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