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Mason Neck State Park

7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-4010
+1 703-339-2385
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Great Hiking

I like this park with its many hiking trails - well maintained and usually not crowded, especially... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Terry M
Lorton, Virginia
via mobile
I try to attend the annual Eagle Festival each Spring and attended this year.

The Eagle Festival takes place annually at the State Park. If you want to see Eagles and hike or... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Lorton, Virginia
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7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-4010
+1 703-339-2385
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I like this park with its many hiking trails - well maintained and usually not crowded, especially off season or during the week. Trails are well marked and true to the online maps you can print ahead of time.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Eagle Festival takes place annually at the State Park. If you want to see Eagles and hike or kayak or canoe, another day may be more appropriate, although we saw three Eagles this year. The festival highlights the work of local citizens to found...More

1  Thank U9199FSroberth
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Mason Neck Park, located in Lorton, VA, is on a peninsula surrounded by three bodies of water: Pohick Bay, Belmont Bay and the Potomac River. There are nine trails ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty and from 0.3 to 1.29 miles in length. This...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This park is located on Mason Neck (in Lorton) and is surrounded by the Potomac River and over 7000 acres of open space. Just turn down Gunston Road and you no longer feel like you are in DC suburbs. There are many great trails, wide...More

Thank timrizer
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have visited this park in the late fall through the winter time period. I go there to see Bald Eagles and other birds. I have been pretty lucky, early in the morning. They have a boat launch for those people that have a boat....More

2  Thank Valkrider123
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My husband and I took our two dogs plus a picnic here on this 78 degree day. We love the easy Bay View Trail loop and were disappointed part of it was closed due to bridge repairs. So we went partway on it, took a...More

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Mason Neck State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

So sorry about the bridge work. we are glad you had a nice trip anyway and that you enjoy Mason Neck State Park. Thank you for writing a review to share your experience with potential visitors.

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A decent day trip from Washington, but just ok. Not the park's fault, but the stinky Potomac is a disappointing site. Trails are well marked and pretty easy. No wildlife, but the visitors center is nice and educational. Recommend if you want an easy getaway...More

Thank GypsyTraveller94
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Decent park close to DC. We took a long walk on the beach, which was pretty nice. Altogether nothing particularly spectacular, though.

Thank RunrDave
Reviewed 12 October 2016

BEAUTIFUL park! Towards the water are tons of birds, since this is near a "highway" for migratory birds. Great trails, great views, and wonderfully maintained. Make time to visit here!

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This park is quiet and secluded. This time of year as the leaves are falling and changing the views of the water are clearer and during the week days most of the time you have the place to yourself . It's a great spot .

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16 April 2017|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
No. There is a regional park nearby, Pohick Bay Regional Park, that offers camping.
31 July 2015|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
There is no swimming beach or water play area at Mason Neck State Park but a regional park with swimming is nearby. We only have a canoe top launch and not designed for a jet ski launch. The park and the bay access around... More