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Mason Neck State Park

7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-4010
+1 703-339-2385
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A remote place to get away from it all, just 30 minutes from DC

This park is located on Mason Neck (in Lorton) and is surrounded by the Potomac River and over 7000... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lorton, Virginia
Very nice park. A great place to see Eagles

I have visited this park in the late fall through the winter time period. I go there to see Bald... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Woodbridge, Virginia
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“great trails” (2 reviews)
7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-4010
+1 703-339-2385
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 11 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

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

Thank lylac
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 19 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 15 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 .

Thank theplumbingmedi... .
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visited this park at the end of June, 2016 and my kids fell in love with it. They spent about 3 hours digging in the sand on the banks of the Potomac. We went early in the morning and saw eagles, snakes, turtles, and...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Mason Neck is a State Park on a protected peninsula loaded with wildlife and free from outside noise. I've witnessed several bird gatherings including a party of Trumpet Swans numbering near one hundred getting to know each other during this noisy event. Being mid April...More

Thank goliver973
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I absolutely love this place and never get tired of coming here. Great hiking trails and a very nice bike trail. If you're looking for a great place to escape for a few hours and catch a great sunset, this is it.

Thank apurplekat
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is there camping
17 April 2017|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
No. There is a regional park nearby, Pohick Bay Regional Park, that offers camping.
Does it have a beach for kids playing/swimming? Can I ride a jet ski in this park? Thanks!
1 August 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