The park has five hiking trails passing through rich natural and historical features of the Potomac River.
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 or Maryland freshwater fishing license is required, and the park also honors Potomac River Fisheries Commission licenses. The park has a 300-foot accessible fishing pier.
The park has a popular boat launch area with two ramps, sailboat hoists and parking for 186 cars or trailers. Also in the area is a dock with a store and gas. Motorboats are allowed, and there's no horsepower restriction. There's a cartop launch for smaller boats, such as canoes and kayaks, on Powells Creek. The park also rents sailboats through a concessionaire, the Northern Virginia Sailing School.