Occoquan Regional Park is a great park to visit. This park offers over 400 acres and a few historical elements as well. We will definitely be back to this park as our visit was cut short due to a rain storm.
This park has so much to offer and is one of the few parks that serves as an entrance with multiple routes both regional and national. Their are several trails such as the Occoquan Water Trail, Fairfax Cross-Country Trail and Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. Although we weren’t able to participate in the Roving Naturalist Program, this is a definite must do for our next visit. This program offers guided nature walks, hikes, canoe and kayak tours and live animal programs. Occoquan Regional park has athletic fields, batting cages, kayak rentals,boating and fishing . We are looking forward to re-visiting this park and spending a day fishing. You can fish largemouth bass, carp, crappie, catfish, striped bass and perch. Fishing is allowed from the dock or shore line and of course by boat. There is a boat launch (with boat fees). There is a snack bar with a great view of the water (open seasonally). Occoquan also has baseball, softball and soccer fields. Here is a link to their field fees.
Turning Point Plaza, a memorial dedicated to the suffragists imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse, part of the Lorton Prison Complex was open in 2008.
**There are a few rentals that can be made at Occoquan Regional Park. See below. **