Little Hunting Creek Watershed

Watershed sign


The Little Hunting Creek watershed is located in the Potomac branch of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in the southeastern part of Fairfax County, Virginia. It encompasses 7,067 acres (11.04 square miles) and is fed by three major tributaries: the South Branch, North Branch, and Paul Spring Branch.

Little Hunting Creek watershed

The headwaters of Little Hunting Creek rise in Huntley Meadows Park, in the northwest border of the watershed, and the creek flows southeast to its confluence with the Potomac River east of historic Mount Vernon estate. The main stem of Little Hunting Creek is tidal 2.1 miles upstream of its confluence with the Potomac River.


Condition of the Watershed