Gulf Branch Nature Center Info:
- City: Arlington, VA
- Type: Park
- Outdoor or Indoor? Outdoor
- Age Range:
- Good for Babies? Yes
- Good for Elementary? Yes
- Good for Teens? Yes
Hours & Tickets
- Hours: Park is open sunrise to sunset and Nature Center open Thursdays through Saturdays 10 AM to 5 PM
- Free or Paid? Free
- Cost: Free
- Advance Tickets Required? No
Gulf Branch Nature Center Amenities
- Restrooms? Yes
- Parking Type? Lot
- Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible? No
1️⃣ 4 miles from Georgetown but in Virginia
2️⃣ Historic cabins but park is surrounded by very large modern homes
3️⃣ Nature Center is closed but there’s a live Barred Owl you can watch 🦉
We’re at Gulf Branch Nature Center off Military Rd in Arlington! Big thx to @tifflew80 for sharing this spot with me. It’s also very close to Potomac Overlook Park.
The park has lovely nature hikes and bridges to explore. And also a log cabin, blacksmith forge, and an outdoor classroom. The sounds of running water are never far and so peaceful. 💫
Couple of videos in stories/va outings highlights to show the layout of the park.
🅿️ Small parking lot but be aware you need to check the driveway for any oncoming cars since it’s two way but only room for one car at a time!
🚻 No restrooms while the center is closed for covid
😷 Only saw 2 dog walkers the whole time we were there!
♿️ Not wheelchair or stroller friendly
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Note: This entry was created in Summer 2021 and will be updated on a quarterly basis. Some of the information may be incorrect, especially with re-opening schedules changing hours and ticketing procedures. Please double check with the location for up-to-date info. Thanks so much for understanding!