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This is a NATIONAL Park, not a state park.

It's fabulous National Park (you Virginia State Park pass won't get you in) that has 37 miles of... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
William W
Montclair, Virginia
Hidden Gem

I made the scenic drive and hiked two small trails. I saw plenty of birds, deer, fish, and other... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Arlington, Virginia
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“scenic drive”(8 reviews)
“south valley”(4 reviews)
“hiking trails”(8 reviews)
Park that offers campsites and recreational programs for families and children.
18100 Park Headquarters Rd, Triangle, VA 22172-1644
+1 703-221-4706
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

It's fabulous National Park (you Virginia State Park pass won't get you in) that has 37 miles of hiking trails spread over 15,000 acres. A bit of secluded serenity in Northern Virginia - just 30 miles south of DC. $10 for a 7 pass; $30...More

1  Thank William W
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The park is nice but the staff at camp site parking was very rude and non-accommodating, ! We were trying to unload our children for camp but parking was limited. The lady was rude and told us we had to move and forced us to...More

1  Thank jfiraben
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I made the scenic drive and hiked two small trails. I saw plenty of birds, deer, fish, and other wildlife. I look forward to renting a cabin and trying the campground.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

This place is a treasure for the beltway, a very large park with a big variety of hiking trails for scenery and history, and a nice variety of difficulty. Plus camping and a very nice visitor center. It's a bit monotone right now (mid April)...More

2  Thank Dave C
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

You have to pay to enter, but I got in for free with my park pass. Nice trails and staff. Small gift shop sells souvenirs and postcards.

Thank Devon B
Reviewed March 31, 2018

The scenic driving trail is lovely and makes an easy drive. There are 37 miles of trails, many of which connect or intersect at points to allow you to create your own paths through the park. We created a 7-mile circuit by combining portions of...More

Thank WPLandry
Reviewed January 13, 2018

We only did the drive through portion of the park, and viewed the camp area, day use and picnic areas. We also stopped to tour a small cemetery on the grounds. Also saw a deer! It would be nice to bike through this park.

Thank BirdWord58
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Roads and trails are well maintained. This time of the year is beautiful. However, Any time is a prize winner. Along with the beautiful area, you can view the area where the OSS trained during WWII. The OSS eventually became the CIA.

Thank don102012
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Visited this wooded National Park late Saturday in October. Anticipated doing a bit of bird watching & maybe short hikes to see changing leaves & wildlife. Saw no birds & found the park not suited to seniors. At the main visitor center we found a...More

1  Thank TheBeales
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

This place is so beautiful I ended up staying too late and getting lost in the dark and rain. I was lucky I was well prepared. This is a wonderful magic place. It has a multitude of different environments to explore. The trails are relatively...More

2  Thank tinker12987
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July 31, 2017|
Response from Glenn F | Reviewed this property |
If you are 62+ there is a one-time fee of $10 for a pass and it is good for all National Parks (Federal Recreations sites). Best to get the pass at the park at present (Aug 2017) as there is a current backlog of online... More
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September 11, 2016|
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Response from Sber949 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a place to rent bikes. Everyone with bikes had their own unique kinds.