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Mason Neck State Park

7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-4010
+1 703-339-2385
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Awesome Hike Easy and Beautiful

Kids, couples, dogs or solo..... this is a perfect place for a day hike a picnic or just go sit in... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
SuperGirl11
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Mason Neck State Park

Nice and easy, no major hills to climb, well manicured trails, great foliage, and Belmont Bay... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Michael T
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Lorton, Virginia
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7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-4010
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Kids, couples, dogs or solo..... this is a perfect place for a day hike a picnic or just go sit in the woods and be comfortable. The water is beautiful but you have to find it. The elevation is simple and it's well worth the...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nice and easy, no major hills to climb, well manicured trails, great foliage, and Belmont Bay. Bridge over tidal area with loads of wildlife. Bring the kids and a camera.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

On our visit to NOVA, we decided to check out Mason Neck State Park. We love nature, and we were not disappointed with the beauty of this place. We only walked one trail, but this is a family and dog friendly place with lovely water...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I like this park with its many hiking trails - well maintained and usually not crowded, especially off season or during the week. Trails are well marked and true to the online maps you can print ahead of time.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Eagle Festival takes place annually at the State Park. If you want to see Eagles and hike or kayak or canoe, another day may be more appropriate, although we saw three Eagles this year. The festival highlights the work of local citizens to found...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Mason Neck Park, located in Lorton, VA, is on a peninsula surrounded by three bodies of water: Pohick Bay, Belmont Bay and the Potomac River. There are nine trails ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty and from 0.3 to 1.29 miles in length. This...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

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

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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

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Reviewed 24 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

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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.

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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

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cximenes
17 April 2017|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
No. There is a regional park nearby, Pohick Bay Regional Park, that offers camping.
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WangJuan
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
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