Trip Planner:   USA  /  Virginia  /  Fairfax County  /  Lorton  /  Nature  /  Mason Neck State Park

Mason Neck State Park, Lorton

(4.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Mason Neck State Park is located in Lorton. Add Mason Neck State Park to your Lorton travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lorton itinerary planner.
Create a full Lorton itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Lorton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Fairfax County by other users

14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Mount Vernon & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Swedesboro & Herndon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Richmond & Mount Vernon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Ohio & Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Mount Vernon & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Herndon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM ICELAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in San Francisco & Fairfax County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Vienna BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Decent park close to DC. We took a long walk on the beach, which was pretty nice. Altogether nothing particularly spectacular, though. 
  • 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 . ...  more »
Google
  • It is by far the most beautiful state parks I ever been to in Fairfax county, VA. Amazing driveway to get into the visitor's center. Usually not really crowded. If you want to sight some bald eagle or oven ospreys with the Potomac river horizon or even just go for long walk in the woods or just bike, it is the place to do so. Fantastic chill place for natural lovers!
  • Beautiful and peaceful views. Good walking and biking trails and boat rentals. Nice facilities.
  • 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 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.
  • 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!