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Great place to hike near the water !

Mason Neck State Park is a hidden gem in Northern Virginia. We enjoyed the drive to get into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairfax, Virginia
You will see Eagles

Just outside the city you can find this very quiet peaceful park on the water. We quickly saw a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bobbi B
Ossipee, New Hampshire
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7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-4010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mason Neck State Park is a hidden gem in Northern Virginia. We enjoyed the drive to get into the park and down to the water views. The visitor center was very interesting and they change their exhibits every so often. The Red Bud trees were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Motherhen03
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just outside the city you can find this very quiet peaceful park on the water. We quickly saw a couple bald eagles and other birds easily.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bobbi B
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Great for a few hours of hiking as trails wind through and around Mason Neck. There are many scenic overlooks with spectacular water scenery dotted with trees and rolling hills. Not too challanging with absolutely lovely paths that crisscross sandy footpaths, narrow boardwalks, and gravel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cmbriggs3
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

A great park to visit near the nation’s capital. There are plenty of hiking trails to enjoy and with all the rain that has been falling over the past several weeks, the natural colors were popping (see photos). It’s a shame that many of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndrewBMac
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to spend the afternoon. Walked along a trail. Ended by the lake and then the kids got to play on the play ground.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank J1249VWleslier
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We went kayaking on a Friday afternoon at 4 pm and pretty much had the whole lake to ourselves! There is an entrance fee of $5 for the state park, however you can pay $66 for the year. If you pay the entrance fee and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Courtney W
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Mason Neck State Park in Lorton, VA is worth the drive. Along your stroll you may will see beautiful birds, perhaps a deer or two, and even a fox! There are many paths to explore. Brings a picnic basket just in case you want to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank April K
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a nice park and is the closest state park to our home. We just bought the annual park pass ("Naturally Yours Passport") and so will probably visit many more times over the coming year to see the seasons change in the park.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dave J
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Kids, couples, dogs or solo..... this is a perfect place for a day hike a picnic or just go sit in the woods and be comfortable. The water is beautiful but you have to find it. The elevation is simple and it's well worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Nice and easy, no major hills to climb, well manicured trails, great foliage, and Belmont Bay. Bridge over tidal area with loads of wildlife. Bring the kids and a camera.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Michael T
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Dru O
June 22, 2018|
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Response from Dave J | Reviewed this property |
So, Supergirl's answer is only sort of correct. There is an area where you can park and access hiking trails before entering the park, thereby avoiding park entrance fees. However, just like all Virginia State Parks, there... More
April 16, 2017|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
No. There is a regional park nearby, Pohick Bay Regional Park, that offers camping.