Rock Creek Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rock Creek Park
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
To restore the ancient migratory route of native herring while restoring the historic creek crossing, the paved ford was rebuilt at a lower level. Boulder step pools were added to make a flowing “ladder” for fish to swim up and around an active sewer line. Because of alterations such as these Rock Creek can be a “Herring Highway” once more.
Please leave the rocks where they are. Future Herring populations depend on these pools and channels for migration upstream in their ancestral spawning ground.
Milkhouse ford is 7 miles upstream from the Potomac River.
Rock Creek meanders 33 miles from its source is Montgomery County, Maryland through suburban and densely populated urban areas until it reaches
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 57.907′ N, 77° 2.879′ W. Marker is in Rock Creek Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Beach Drive Northwest south of Bingham Drive Northwest, on the right when traveling south. This marker is in Rock Creek Park near Beach Drive Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tupelo Tree (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort DeRussy (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort DeRussy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort De Russy (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Garden Protecting Rock Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Entrepreneurs (approx. 0.8 miles away); An African American Enclave (approx. 0.8 miles away); Never Again Such Homes At the Price! (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Creek Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.