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Mason Neck State Park, Lorton

(4.6/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ni...  more »
  • Decent park close to DC. We took a long walk on the beach, which was pretty nice. Altogether nothing particularly spectacular, though.  more »
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  • 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!