Occoquan Regional Park

Important Notices

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Description

Occoquan Regional Park is a multi-use park situated on the Occoquan River just off I-95. Hidden by the baseball fields and fishing docks are an impressive matrix of nature trails and wildlife viewing opportunities. Hiking trails allow access to mature eastern deciduous forest, with an assortment of woodland birds that is impressive, given the site’s proximity to I-95. During spring migration, a variety of warblers may be seen stopping through. The Occoquan River, which becomes crowded with waterfowl during the winter months, may be viewed from the decks at the marina. For those who wish to view by boat, the boat launch and marina give you easy access to the Occoquan River.

Amidst the 400 acres of recreational amenities are historic brick kilns and the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. Occoquan Regional Park also gives you entry to several key hiking trails, including the Fairfax Cross-County Trail and Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

 

Directions

Physical Address: 9751 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079
From I-95 take exit 160 and go north on SR 123 for 1.6 miles to the park entrance on the right.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 703-690-2121, Occoquan@nvrpa.org
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily (closed winter)

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

  • Canada Goose
  • Mallard
  • Mourning Dove
  • Laughing Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Bald Eagle

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Food
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms