We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

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

Rock Creek Regional Park
15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Rockville, MD 20855
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Rockville
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Rockville, Maryland, USA
Level Contributor
37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“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
2 Thank Redjack63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

31 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“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
2 Thank Dog_Rescue_Chick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
731 reviews
607 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
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
3 Thank LolaGo1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“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
Thank takki2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chantilly, Virginia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“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
1 Thank JD P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Rock Creek Regional Park also viewed


Been to Rock Creek Regional Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing