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Address: 191 Coal Landing Rd., Stafford, VA 22554
Phone Number: 540 658 4864
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Relaxing Scenery and Sounds

My friend and I like to stroll through the relaxing scenery and sounds for a variation to our exercise routine. While the path from the parking lot starts off paved, prepare to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My friend and I like to stroll through the relaxing scenery and sounds for a variation to our exercise routine. While the path from the parking lot starts off paved, prepare to mildly hike off pavement if you want to enter the island.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

nice and dog friendly, but some of owners need to better control their dogs. Interesting, but could have done more to explain some of the stone quarrying. ALso, the name is an arbitrary change. For years this was Wiggington's Island. Guess next time some politician wants honored they will rename it again.

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Interesting historical site. Lots of evidence available of the stone quarry. Stafford County did an excellent job of building the boardwalk. Good for a casual hike, with your dog.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Remembered this wonderful little gem when my daughter and grandson moved back. Hubby and I took them for a walk one morning for him to run rampant through the park! He ran every path! Hubby then took him down to the creek and they ran through the water. Very nice day. Though wear bug spray, hubby was covered in chigger... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visit here frequently with my grand-kids and my dog. It is a very enjoyable park! You can walk the main path even with a stroller. You can also hike through the woods if you want. When I take my dog we even stop at the stream so she can take a swim.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Government Island is a beautiful park filled with creeks, wetlands, marsh areas and a quarry located in Stafford, VA. The quarry is referred to as “America’s Historic Stone Quarry” since the sandstone from here was shipped up the Potomac River to build the U.S. Capitol and White House. The trail is an easy one to walk (1.5 miles) that is... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Since it open this is a great place to walk through with the family or a nice run as well. Great local history to be discovered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a very nice peaceful walk and good scenery. Walked with friends and family and will go again. Great place to take the dogs for a walk also.

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Fredericksburg, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The park is a nice place to walk, but is not very picturesque. The trail has a bridge over wetlands and ends with a view of the Potomac river. The highlight of the short hike is the stone quarry that produced the stones used in building many downtown DC buildings. Go for a nice place to walk, but leave your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Lovely place to walk through to enjoy nature with your family and friends, will definitely go back. We had 5 kids under the age of 8 with us and it was great for them to run around, climb and explore.

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Address: 191 Coal Landing Rd., Stafford, VA 22554
Phone Number: 540 658 4864
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stafford

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