Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton

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Pohick Bay is a water oriented park located on the Potomac River 25 miles south of the nation's capital. Our boat launch facility is one of only 3 public access points to the Potomac River in northern Virginia and the closest to Washington DC and its famous waterfront. Pohick Bay offers canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and jon boats for rent on the weekends as well as naturalist guided canoe & kayak tours.

In addition to water activities the park also offers family and group camping, hiking, picnic areas and a large play area for children. Pohick Bay is also home of Pirate's Cove Waterpark which provides water fun for the entire family.

Pohick Bay Regional Park, located on Mason Neck Pennisula is an ecologically fragile land that shelters an abundance of wildlife, including the bald eagle. Nature lovers can expect to see blue birds, osprey, heron, deer, beavers and rare sightings of river otters.
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  • Great quiet campground. Nice scenery and sites are not close together. Everything is well taken care of and upgrades were being worked on. Great play area for kids and pets. Cell phone service...  more »
  • What a great family friendly place. Clean restrooms, peaceful, and plenty of shade. We only camped for only one night, but the grounds are perfect for a quick getaway from the beltway for a...  more »
  • I was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in laying there wreath at the Tomb Of The Unknown Solider, which is what brought me to the DC area. I took this opportunity to travel in our rental to some places in the limited time I had after the event. Pohick Bay Regional Park caught my eye. I was looking for a quick stop to get some non-tourist scenes before leaving. I'd like to spend some more time there, possibly next time. It's open and has great lake views.
  • Not too far outside the immediate NOVA area. Nice place to go for a walk or even camp without having to drive too far out. The bay is nice for fishing and they have a water-park close by (Pirates Cove) for swimming.

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