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LEESYLVANIA STATE PARK, VA

Photo: LEESYLVANIA STATE PARK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Description

Leesylvania State Park opened in 1992. Land for the park was donated in 1978 by Daniel Ludwig, a noted philanthropist. A national historical society, the Society of Lees of Virginia, was instrumental in securing the donation. Locally the area is known as Freestone Point, referring to the sandstone early settlers took from the property for building. Henry Lee III (Light Horse Harry) was born here at what was then Leesylvania Plantation in Colonial America. This Revolutionary War hero would later father the Confederate General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame. Size: 544.2 acres on a peninsula bordered by the Potomac River, Neabsco Creek and Powell's Creek.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Concession
  • Environmental Education Center
  • Environmental Programs
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Historical Programs
  • Information Center
  • Mobile Food Service
  • Motorboats Permitted
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Snack Bar
  • Trails-Universally Accessible
  • Visitor Center
Alerts and Important Information

There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). 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 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:

Leesylvania State Park is in the southeast area of Prince William County, approximately 25 miles from Washington, D.C. and Fredericksburg. From I-95, take Rippon Landing Exit 156; then go east on Route 784 to U.S. 1. From U.S. 1, left on Route 610 (Neabsco Road) east two miles. Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22191-4504, phone: (703) 730-8205

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LEESYLVANIA STATE PARK
2001 DANIEL K LUDWIG DR
WOODBRIDGE VA 22191-4504

Phone Number:

Information: (703)730-8205

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Pursuant to Code of Virginia, no fire of any sort is permitted, including charcoal, between February 15 and April 30, except between the hours of 4PM to midnight. This includes campgrounds and picnic area / cabin grills. Camping stoves that are self-contained are permitted (ex. Coleman Stove). from Feb 15 2010 to Apr 30 2010