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Government Island

191 Coal Landing Rd, Stafford, VA 22554-5105
+1 540-658-4864
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beautiful area!

Very scenic. The paths are just ok, not handicap accessible. There is very little guidance on... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Shannon M
Stafford, Virginia
Fun, historic, and relaxing

As others have stated, this is certainly a hidden gem. Great to walk with your family, and can be... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Stafford, Virginia
via mobile
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191 Coal Landing Rd, Stafford, VA 22554-5105
+1 540-658-4864
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very scenic. The paths are just ok, not handicap accessible. There is very little guidance on where to go when you are on the paths.

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

As others have stated, this is certainly a hidden gem. Great to walk with your family, and can be easily turned from a very mild walk into a medium hike challenge. Great if you have dogs too. I recommend that you bring water to hydrate...More

Thank DSylvia2016
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Ever hear of Government Island? Neither did I until a couple of years ago. But let me tell you -- it is a MUST see for everyone in your family. Since discovering Government Island, I have been there with the Cub Scouts, I have been...More

Thank Trish H
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the walk with my family. Will definitely be back again soon. Next time I'm bringing our dog.

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Government Island provides an excellent place to walk and view nature and some of the history of this area. The view of Aquia and the assorted wild life is worth the walk.

Thank James G
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

About 2 miles easy trail, with the first portion paved; and there is a wooded walkway/bridge that takes you to the island were the trail becomes dirt but it is well marked. Lots of walkers/joggers and pet friendly!

Thank Ramon M
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A well-maintained trail takes visitors a short way up to where some of the sandstone was quarried for the US Capital and White House. There are informational markers along the way, the walk is peaceful and not strenuous, stroller friendly for most of the way,...More

Thank snarisley
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Always a nice place to walk. Nicely barked pathway with small and less travelled paths to explore. Very dog friendly. Beautiful views of the water and birds.

Thank W5628ZEmichaelm
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Whether you're a runner, parents with kids, family is in town visiting (young our old), you need a breath of fresh air, you have a fishing pole in n your car!, or of course your four legged fur baby is begging for a walk, you...More

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Government Island is a great place to enjoy nature and relax by the water. A portion of the trail is paved before turning into a boardwalk. Seating on the boardwalk makes for a nice break. On a weekend you will find lots of families and...More

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