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Address: 7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079-4010
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Very nice park. A great place to see Eagles

I have visited this park in the late fall through the winter time period. I go there to see Bald Eagles and other birds. I have been pretty lucky, early in the morning. They... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Valkrider123
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have visited this park in the late fall through the winter time period. I go there to see Bald Eagles and other birds. I have been pretty lucky, early in the morning. They have a boat launch for those people that have a boat. There is a nice view of the Potomac River. They open up at 8 AM.... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My husband and I took our two dogs plus a picnic here on this 78 degree day. We love the easy Bay View Trail loop and were disappointed part of it was closed due to bridge repairs. So we went partway on it, took a side trail on the right to the water and let our dogs play there in... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Mason Neck State Park, responded to this review

So sorry about the bridge work. we are glad you had a nice trip anyway and that you enjoy Mason Neck State Park. Thank you for writing a review to share your experience with potential visitors. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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120 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A decent day trip from Washington, but just ok. Not the park's fault, but the stinky Potomac is a disappointing site. Trails are well marked and pretty easy. No wildlife, but the visitors center is nice and educational. Recommend if you want an easy getaway from the city.

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New York
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260 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Decent park close to DC. We took a long walk on the beach, which was pretty nice. Altogether nothing particularly spectacular, though.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

BEAUTIFUL park! Towards the water are tons of birds, since this is near a "highway" for migratory birds. Great trails, great views, and wonderfully maintained. Make time to visit here!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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306 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This park is quiet and secluded. This time of year as the leaves are falling and changing the views of the water are clearer and during the week days most of the time you have the place to yourself . It's a great spot .

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Auburn, Alabama
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visited this park at the end of June, 2016 and my kids fell in love with it. They spent about 3 hours digging in the sand on the banks of the Potomac. We went early in the morning and saw eagles, snakes, turtles, and other wildlife. It was so very quiet and we were the only ones there for... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Mason Neck is a State Park on a protected peninsula loaded with wildlife and free from outside noise. I've witnessed several bird gatherings including a party of Trumpet Swans numbering near one hundred getting to know each other during this noisy event. Being mid April I suspect finding a mate was part of the agenda. There are several Parks on... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I absolutely love this place and never get tired of coming here. Great hiking trails and a very nice bike trail. If you're looking for a great place to escape for a few hours and catch a great sunset, this is it.

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Obetz
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Mason Neck is coveniently located a short distance from DC and just south of Fort Belvoir, VA. The drive to the park is a nice short ride, where you almost always see deer or wild turkey, and several times, I've spotted bald eagles. The park has nice walkable trails that take you along the Potomac, as well as an asphalt... More 

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