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“Nice pool” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pohick Bay Regional Park

Pohick Bay Regional Park
Lorton, VA
703-339-6104
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Lorton
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Viewing foliage
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Mount Vernon, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice pool”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The water park at this place is great..my kids love this place every time we go, But the snack bar food is absolutely disgusting an way over priced, I would never eat there but the pool was very nice, will keep going back , very kid friendly and the all love this place, nice camp ground and cabins...

Visited July 2014
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Quiet and nice park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Park is geared for tent camping and small trailers/pop-ups, not for big RVs. This limitation keeps it quiet and intimate. There's a nice play area in the center of the circle, and quick/easy access to the waterfront (be sure to rent a kayak there!) or to the Pirate's Cove Waterpark. Nice staff. Don't expect major amenities lots of asphalt or anything like that - this park's for getting closer to nature.

Visited May 2014
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Camping for the entire family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Any type of camping is available, RV, Pop-UP, Tent. This is a wonderful camp 30 miles from DC, offering a water park, miles of paved bike trails in Mason Neck State Park across the road from Pohick Bay Regional Park and many activities. Beautiful golf course!!

Visited July 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Not my favorite place to kayak”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rental staff are slow as molasses. Kayak was old. When you get out, you deal with wakes from boats and jet skis, and the noise from the motors. Kayaking should be peaceful. It is not here.

Visited June 2014
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Herndon, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Pohick Bay Regional Park Great Family Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Visited Pohick Bay Regional Park today (Mother's Day). We are Military/Retirees, so entry was free for us. It was extremely popular, with plenty of vehicle parking. However, due to popularity, it was difficult to find a (unreserved) BBQ Grill/pit available. We needed to park and hike a bit, while we waited for vacancy on the BBQ Grill. Trails were well-marked and easy to hike (most took only 30-45 minutes per trail). Park has Put-Put Golf Course. Water Park was not open yet (until 24 May), which was just as well (stated Prices were a bit excessive). Park Shoreline was very foul-smelling with dead fish rotting everywhere; not sure what caused this (e.g. recent torrential storms? seasonal bacteria killing the fish?; fishermen discarding netted fish? etc.) but it was a detractor. Although Park was very clean and neat, signs everywhere prohibited swimming (again, not sure if it was because of PCBs in the water). However, boaters and Jet-skiers were having a blast. Boat Launches very serviceable and neat (strong docks and launch-beds to support heavy boats and vehicles). Toilets were clean/comparable to other State/Regional Parks. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay...but wish that Park Rangers would clean-up the shoreline of flotsam and decaying fish.

Visited May 2014
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