Activities for Kids

Places to Go

WSSC’s Recreation Areas are open from April 1 to November 15.  They include picnic areas, boating ramps and playgrounds.   To fish at these spots, you must have a valid state fishing license and a WSSC watershed permit. 

If you are boating, you must have a valid state boating license and a WSSC watershed permit and lifejacket for each passenger, between the ages of 16-64, on the boat. 

You can purchase watershed permits at Brighton Dam’s Visitor Center, 2 Brighton Dam Road, Brookeville and at WSSC’s office, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel.  Or  you can purchase watershed permits online.

Interested in picking up trash or removing invasive weeds at one of these sites? Then contact WSSC at 301-206-8100 to hear about opportunities to help the environment at these sites.


Brighton dam fall gazebo view

Brighton Dam Recreation Area (no boat ramp)
2 Brighton Dam Road
Brookeville

Highlights:

  • Azalea Garden (Open from April to May)
  • Hooded and Common Mergansers in December
  • Eagles and Osprey

Greenbridge view

Greenbridge Recreation Area
Greenbridge Road at New Hampshire Avenue
Brookeville

Highlights:


Scotts Crove view

Scott’s Cove Recreation Area
Harding Road and Pineway Road
Laurel

Highlights:

  • One of the state’s best fishing spots
  • Wildflowers throughout the spring and summer

Boats on Triadelphia

Triadephia Recreation Area
2600 Triadelphia Lake Road
Brookeville

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Big Branch water view

Big Branch Recreation Area
14810 Triadelphia Mill Road
Dayton

Highlights:

  • Wildflowers in the spring and summer
  • Native azaleas in late spring

Pigtail sunrise

Pig Tail Recreation Area
5600 Green Bridge Road
Dayton

Highlights:

  • Violets in early May
  • Jack in the Pulpit in summer
  • Native azaleas in late spring
  • Songbirds in the spring

Browns Bridge area

Brown's Bridge
2220 Ednor Road
Silver Spring

Highlights:


Supplee Lane

Supplee Lane
16904 Supplee Lane
Laurel

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