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Allowed March 15th through November 30th, conditions permitting, one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

The Brighton Dam picnic area is closed on weekends during the azalea blooming season which is typically April through May, and on other specific dates.

Persons wishing to use picnic areas should check with WSSC’s website at or call the Brighton Dam Visitors’ Information Center for availability.

A WSSC picnic permit is required for at least one person 18 years of age or older per picnicking group. Minors under 16 years old must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age who holds a valid picnic permit. A picnic permit is only valid when used by the person to whom it is issued, and must be carried at all times when using WSSC property. A use permit is not required with a picnic permit for those persons picnicking.

The Azalea Garden and the BioBrick Pavilion may be rented for events that are allowed in accordance with these regulations. Rental of the Azalea Garden will not be permitted when azaleas are blooming. With exception of the BioBrick Pavilion and the Azalea Garden no other reservations are accepted. Picnickers must remain within designated picnic areas. Parents or guardians must supervise children under their protection and are responsible for their safety.

Charcoal fireplaces, tables, trash receptacles and sanitary facilities are provided for public use. Only charcoal fires are permitted. All charcoal fires must be completely extinguished after use. (REG-WWM-PR-2301-001)