Fort Stanton Park was created in 1926 to preserve the hilltops where the Union army constructed Fort Stanton and Battery Rickets to defend the Nation’s Capital during the Civil War. The remains of their earthworks and ditches can still be seen in the woods.
Its more than 150 acres of woods include two stream valleys, stands of towering poplar trees, commanding views hilltop views across the city, and small rock outcroppings.
?Sadly, years of littering and dumping have polluted the landscape. Invasive plant such as kudzu, bittersweet, Asian wisteria, and Japanese knotweed have destroyed whole areas of forest and threaten others.
Join the Ward 8 Woods Conservancy in acting to save this special place before it is too late.
Park (Active since 2017)
County: District of Columbia
State: District of Columbia
Nearest City: Washington
GPS Coordinates: 38.86225, -76.975926
Directions: Accessible from Good Hope Road SE and Morris Road SE
Restrooms are NOT available.
This site is NOT suitable for children under seven.
This site is NOT suitable for the elderly.
This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.
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This site is open to the public
RSVP Not Required
Maximum Volunteers: 100