|The Potomac River is an excellent largemouth bass fishery. The river is tidal here and the water considered fresh. Other sport fish include catfish, perch and striped bass. A Virginia freshwater fishing license is required.|
The park includes boat launching ramps, sailboat hoists and parking for 200 cars/trailers. A cartop launch area is located on Powells Creek for smaller boats such as canoes, kayaks, etc. A park store and gas dock are also located here. Motorboats are allowed. There are no restrictions on motor horsepower.
The park picnic area features ½-mile of natural sand beach on the Potomac River. Swimming from the shore is not allowed. Bottom hazards and boat traffic make the beach unsafe for such activities. Fishing, sunning, picnicking and walking are allowed.
The park also offers canoe tours, guided historic and nature walks, children’s fishing tournaments, and Junior Ranger day camps.
There are four hiking trails for exploring the rich natural and historical features of the Potomac. The park boasts many scenic overlooks of the Potomac River including one on the remains of a Civil War Confederate gun battery at Freestone Point.