Pohick Bay Regional Park

Important Notices

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Description

Pohick Bay Regional Park is a multi-use recreational park that offers wildlife viewing opportunities in addition to picnic areas, a campground, disc golf course, mini golf course, boat rental facility and a golf course. Five miles of trails wind through the forest that blankets this 1,000-acre complex. The deciduous forest is home to several species of breeding birds and significant numbers of migrants during spring and fall. Visitors can view the protected Pohick-Accotink estuary from trails and the boat ramp. The park also offers guided canoe, kayak and stand-up paddle boarding tours. Volunteers maintain eastern bluebird nest box trails, offering spectacular views of these stunning birds. Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards are available for rent on weekends to view the wildlife from a different perspective. A trail map is available in the camp store.

Directions

Physical Address: 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

From Previous Site on the Mason Neck Loop of VBWT:

From Accotink Bay Refuge at Ft. Belvoir, return to the intersection of Pohick Rd and US 1, turn left, continue 3.7 miles and turn left on SR 242/Gunston Rd. Travel 3.1 miles and turn left into Pohick Bay Regional Park.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 703-339-6104 x7, pohick@nvrpa.org
  • Website
  • Access: Fee/Free (see website for details), Daily

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

  • Canada Goose
  • Mourning Dove
  • Chimney Swift
  • Laughing Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Caspian Tern
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Black Vulture

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

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