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MASON NECK STATE PARK, VA
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
Mason Neck State Park is situated on a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River on the east. The park attracts over 200 species of migrating and non-migrating birds, including whistling swans and assorted species of duck. Bald eagles also inhabit the area. The park boasts several hundred acres of hardwood forests consisting of oaks, holly, hickory and other species of trees. In addition, several wetland areas are also found in Mason Neck. The land for the park was purchased over the years from private owners and the Nature Conservancy. The park connects with a National Wildlife Refuge that includes over 2,000 acres. The park opened to the public in 1985. Size: 1,836 acres.
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Alerts and Important Information
There is a $10 per night per pet fee for cats and dogs for all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt) and a $5 per night per pet fee for dogs on campsites. Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the applicable pet fees in advance.
Notice for Campers:
LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml
PLAY IT SAFE - LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!
Getting There:The park is in the southwest corner of Fairfax County, approximately 20 miles from Washington, D.C. Access to the park is via U.S. 1, then five miles east on Route 242 (Gunston Road) to the park entrance. Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton, VA 22079-4010; Phone: (703) 339-2385 or (703) 339-2380 (visitor center)
Mailing Address:MASON NECK STATE PARK
7301 HIGH POINT RD
LORTON VA 22079-4010
Phone Number:Information: (703)339-2385
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.