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Mason Neck State Park, Lorton

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • 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! 
  • 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 . ...  read more »
  • 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, s...  read more »
  • A gem in the middle of an increasingly built up Northern Virginia. I went on a Fall weekday, and it felt like the wilderness. A stunning cross section of coast, swamp and woodland. Plenty of great scenery. Lots of snakes - clearly out and about getting ready for winter - posted below is a picture of a 'racer' snake, looked like a tree root from a distance; watch your step!
  • I brought my kayak here Sunday 8/29. They have a great boat launch. It's a nice quiet sandy beach. I kayaked up into Kane's creek (but it only averages 3' deep) and then fished in Belmont Bay. The water clarity was great! I saw two snakes swimming and lots of small fish ducking into the aquatic vegetation. The aquatic vegetation was very healthy. At times it felt as if I was floating on vegetation rather than water. But it was neat to see. As far as fishing, you can't really fish unless you are in the middle of the bay. The vegetation kept getting tangled with my lure. Maybe bobber fishing would work better? But I was in the middle of the bay with the pro bass boats. None of us were having any luck. Not the best time of year I guess since it's so hot and vegetation is so thick. Afterwards I got ice cream in the gift shop which was refreshing. The park has some handicap accessible trails and a nice playground. I did most of my exploring on the water though. There are kayaks and canoes for rent. It's definitely worth checking out!
  • I love kayaking here. Kayaks and canoes can be rented by the hour or by the day. It also has a playground for children and many grills for those who like to barbeque. The trails look interesting to though I have not had a chance to explore them much.
  • In my 26 years of living in Northern Virginia, I had not been to this park and since going, I wish I went sooner. Unlike the surrounding area the park is tranquil, with gorgeous views and diverse flora and fauna. I found myself outside the hustle and bustle of ordinary life, while conveniently located on its outskirts. It may get a bit busy on the weekends, but its worth the trip on a nice day.
  • Wonderful!! Quiet and the trails are amazing! Took 4 8years and under Kids and they were able to do all the trails.
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