Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station

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Fountainhead Regional Park is an approximately 2,000 acre regional park, bordering a tributary of the Potomac River, in Fairfax County, northern Virginia.

The park is protected and managed by the NOVA Parks agency of Northern Virginia, formerly the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

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  • Fountainhead Park--at least the area we went to--is best for water activities (kayaking, boating, SUPing, all of which you can rent gear for onsite; prices seem reasonable, though I can't give actual....  more »
  • Good park to visit if you want to spend a day outdoors. They have a boat and kayak rental area, marina, modern bathrooms, picnic areas, and mountain bike trails. As most places in NoVa they have a.....  more »
  • Excellent park. Staff were super helpful at orienting me for hiking, friendly and informative. The hiking trails were well-marked with only minor exceptions. The bike trails are beautifully designed and extensive. Mid-week was a great time to hike, with no one else on the trails.
  • For a visit to the outdoors, this is a great place to enjoy a hike, boating, or fishing. For fishermen (amateur to pro) there's an awesome pier, with benches and plenty of room to spread out. You can while away a few good hours without realizing it. The bathrooms are clean (I experienced them midday on a weekday, YMMV). I didn't order anything at the snack shop, but they had an exceptional menu. Boats are available by the snack shop, along with a game of minigolf. Very nice area for the great outdoors.

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