Mason Neck State Park Reviews
Lovely area to kayak. Lots of short hiking trails. Variety of wildlife, including bald eagles. Picnic areas, playgrounds, and plenty of programs. Highly recommend, especially if living in the area. more »
Great place to hike near the water ! This is a major refuge for bald eagles, osprey and other birds like majestic Arctic tundra swans that migrate through the area. This is also the site of historic n... more »
Great hikes and playground for kids. Lots of great views and wildlife to see. We saw a very large black snake just of one of the boardwalks and lots of smaller snakes sticking their heads out of the water, as well as a plethora of different butterfly species. Kids loved it and we loved watching them love it.
Aside from amazing bald eagle watching, this park has great variety. There are both woodland and waterfront trails (some allow biking), and a boardwalk over the swamp. There are restrooms near the playground and at the visitor center. My kids spent have an hour in the visitor center with the displays and activities. There's a boat launch. No snack bar, but plenty of shady picnic tables so pack a lunch.
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