Fort Foote Historic Site
Fort Foote is the site of a gun battery installed on the Potomac River during the Civil War and subsequently abandoned. Less extensive than Fort Washington, little remains of its former function. The site is mostly wooded with an open recreation area along the entrance road. Beyond it, an area of scrub and tangles is sometimes left un-mowed, traversed by a mowed trail. Views of the river are less accessible than at the larger park, being somewhat blocked by trees. To the north, a colonial-era house is under restoration.
In Fall, look for migrant sparrows and warblers in the tangle, and migrating Red-headed Woodpeckers from the parking area. In both migration seasons, the wooded trails are good for migrant passerines. The river is perhaps best viewed from the area of the restored house