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Dueling Creek Natural Area

Subfacility of Anacostia Stream Valley Trail


Located in Colmar Manor Community Park and a part of the Anacostia River Stream Valley Park, the Dueling Creek Natural Area has a chilling history. During the first half of the 19th century, it was the site of over 50 duels was known as "The Dark and Bloody Grounds." Today, the 60-acre park is home to beavers, bluebirds, ducks, herons, and turtles and includes wetland ponds, field, and forested lowlands.