Today we headed out to Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, VA. It was a beautiful day to head out by the water to play on the beach, hike the trails and check out the Visitor Center. There is an admission fee of $5 for a single car. The Virginia State Park has many activities including boating, fishing, picnicking and hiking. For picnic shelter rental click here for more information.
The picnic area of the park has 1/2 mile of sandy beach where you can wade into the water but there is no swimming due to the amount of boats and unknown hazards on the bottom of the river. The four picnic shelters can be rented for gatherings as well as a large open area. Indoor restrooms are available near the Visitor Center. Near the picnic area you’ll find the Visitor Center which has a neat Discovery Room where the kids can touch almost everything and learn about the animals that inhabit the park. On the other end of the Visitor Center is a small gift shop and Historic displays.
The park also includes a boat launch where you can launch both motorized and non-motorized boats. Fishing can be done both on the pier and by boat with a VA or MD fishing license. The only camping that can be done at Leesylvania State Park is tents-only primitive camping for large groups. Hiking is another big activity at the park with 5 trails to get lost on, click here for a trail map. The boys and I headed out onto the Powell’s Creek Trail and had a lot of fun. We saw of course a ton of cicada and squirrels but we were lucky enough to see a few deer near the trail. If you’re into geocaching this park has a ton of hidden caches for you to find.
Leesylvania State Park is a great park. If you live in Northern Virginia this is a must see park. We didn’t make it to the small playground that is part of the park but the kids were just too tired to check it out….:)
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