Today we checked out Pohick Bay Regional Park in Lorton, VA! This Northern Virginia Regional Park is gorgeous and has a lot for everyone. Pohick Bay Regional Park is located off the Potomac River south of Washington D.C. When you turn off of Route 1 you wouldn’t know that in about 3 miles you’re going to come across several parks and historical areas. If you travel past Pohick Bay Regional Park you come across Mason Neck State Park which is located at the penisula of the Pohick Bay. Also along Gunston Road is Gunston Hall, the former home of George Mason.
Address: 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton, VA
Pohick Bay Regional Park is known for it’s canoe, kayak and boat rentals as well as the marina where the boats are launched. For a fee you can launch your boat into the bay. Boat rental facilities are on site and open on the weekends at the marina. Camp ground and picnic shelter rentals are available through the Pohick Bay website. In addition to camping, the park also has a disc golf course, miniature golf, Pirate’s Cove Waterpark, playground, fishing, hiking trails, and plenty of picnic benches. Down by the marina you’ll find the awesome fenced-in playground. Indoor restrooms are located right next to the play equipment along with a ton of picnic tables and benches to eat a snack. The playground and picnic tables overlook the Pohick Bay but with a safe distance so you don’t have to fear the kids falling in the water when your back is turned. There is one large piece of newer play equipment and a small set of regular swings. The playground and picnic benches are completely covered by shade given off by the large older trees throughout the entire park.
We walked a few of trails before the kids got too tired and they were great if you like to hike. Strollers and wagons wouldn’t be able to do most of the hiking trails. For fishing info click this link, http://www.nvrpa.org/park/pohick_bay/content/fishing. If you’re into geocaching there are several in the park, check out the Geocaching Website for clues.
This was a beautiful park with plenty of activities for the whole family. I highly recommend everyone check out this natural park if they haven’t been already!