Bull Run Regional Park

Important Notices

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Description

Bull Run Regional Park is the northernmost regional park along Bull Run and the Occoquan Reservoir. The park offers the final trailhead for the Occoquan-Bull Run Trail, a trail that totals 17.5 miles. As with the other Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority parks, Bull Run is a multi-use facility that caters to the broadest selection of outdoor recreationists. Opportunities for wildlife viewing are focused upon the Occoquan-Bull Run Trail. A mile or two hike along this trail can offer some rewarding wildlife sightings. A variety of woodland songbird species and woodpeckers may be observed, such as pileated woodpeckers, which are common here, and their “kaak-kaak-kaak” calls ring through the forests from first light.

Directions

Physical Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA 20121

From Nearest Major Road:

From I-66, take exit #52 for US-29 toward Centreville. Turn right (west) onto US-29/ Lee Hwy and continue 2.1 miles. Turn left (south) onto State Rte 621/ Bull Run Post Office Rd and continue just over 1 mile, then continue straight onto Bull Run Dr to enter the park.

 

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 703-631-0550, bull_run@nvrpa.org
  • Website
  • Access: Daily, Free (residents) and $7.00/car (non-residents)

Birds Recently Seen at Bull Run Regional Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Mourning Dove
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Eastern Phoebe

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Camping
  • Fee
  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms