How to reach:
To reach the tidal bench marks from the intersection of Kenilworth Avenue and 40th Street NE, proceed 0.5 km (0.3 mi) NW along 40th Street (continue past its merger with Lee Street) to Anacostia Avenue, proceed 0.9 km (0.6 mi) to the public entrance to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Enter gate and proceed 0.2 km (0.1 mi) to the north corner of parking lot, turn onto gravel drive and follow drive for 0.3 km (0.2 mi), turn right at drive intersection leading to employee parking and visitor's center and proceed 0.2 km (0.1 mi) to entrance to river trail, continue another 1.0 km (0.6 mi) to end of trail. The bench marks are located along the river trail, in the vicinity of the parking lot near the front entrance to the Gardens, and along Anacostia Avenue. The gage and shelter were located on a 4' x 4' platform in the channel just SE of the inlet connecting East Lake to the Anacostia River.