Over many millennia, a rare combination of natural forces carved the unique Potomac Gorge. Running from Great Falls to Georgetown, this 15-mile section of the Potomac River is one of the most ecologically significant natural areas within our entire National Park System.
The National Park Service invited The Nature Conservancy to help manage the incredible ecological diversity of the Potomac Gorge. With your support, TNC has worked for more than 50 years to protect and restore the 9,700-acre Potomac Gorge natural area.
Hundreds of thousands of annual visitors—hikers, runners, bikers, fishermen, photographers and paddlers—enjoy the beauty of the Potomac River and the C&O Canal National Historical Park towpath.