Little Island (District of Columbia)

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Little Island
LocationPotomac River, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′30″N 77°3′35″W / 38.89167°N 77.05972°W / 38.89167; -77.05972Coordinates: 38°53′30″N 77°3′35″W / 38.89167°N 77.05972°W / 38.89167; -77.05972
Total islands1
United States
Additional information
Located under the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge

Little Island is an island in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., just south of Theodore Roosevelt Island and the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge.


The island's coordinates are 38.891°N, 77.059°W. Its area is 6 acres, and it is the sixth largest island in the nation's capital. It is uninhabited, undeveloped, and entirely wooded. The only access to it is by boat. It is not part of Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. The island is in the shape of a rounded triangle. The island is also known as South Island or Swan Island.

External links[edit]

  • "Little Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.