D.C. October 11, 2016
Here Is The Most Remote, Isolated Spot Close To Washington DC And It’s Positively Breathtaking
Washington DC has a beautiful remote isolated spot called Kingman and Heritage Island Parks. Located on the Anacostia River, Kingman Island is bordered by the Anacostia River on the east and Kingman Lake on the west. Heritage Island is surrounded by Kingman Island. Beautiful and remote, these two islands provide welcome peace and quiet for Washingtonians.
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Both islands are man-made and were completed in 1916. Until 1995, they were owned and managed by the National Park Service. They are currently owned and managed by the city government.
To get to the islands, you need to take the Stadium Armory metro or drive to RFK stadium where the public entrance to the park is in the pack of Parking Lot 6.
You access Kingman Island by crossing the Kingman Island Boardwalk, a wooden boardwalk bridge across the river.
Once you’ve crossed the bridge, you will discover a peaceful island that will make you feel millions of miles away from it all.
Visitors can enjoy the beautiful wildlife, including the 100 species of birds that frequent the area.
There is a mile and a half of trails on the islands to hike and explore. You can also bike around the islands as Kingman Island is part of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.
Water lovers will love boating, kayaking or fishing on the island, although you shouldn’t eat the fish.
There is one time of year that you shouldn’t visit Kingman and Heritage Island Park if you are looking for someplace quiet because they are the spot for the Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival every year.
The festival, which is held every spring, is a unique celebration of folk and bluegrass set against the backdrop of the untamed wildlife.
Whether you choose to jam out with thousands of others on the island or are looking for a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of DC, you will want to see the magic of this remote spot near Washington DC.
If you want to plan a trip to Kingman and Heritage Island Park, head to 575 Oklahoma Avenue NE, Washington DC, 20002 and
visit their website for detailed directions.
Can’t get enough of the natural beauty of Washington DC? You will definitely want to visit this
little known natural oasis near Washington DC!